James Robert Brennan

19962019
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Research Output 1996 2019

2019

Editorial announcement

Brennan, J. R., Vokes, R. & Mosley, J., Jan 2 2019, In : Journal of Eastern African Studies. 13, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
2018

David Martin: Tracking the 1969 killing of Mozambique's independence fighter, Eduardo Mondlane

Brennan, J. R., Jun 2018, African Muckracking: 75 Years of Investigative Journalism from Africa. Schiffrin, A. & Lugalambi, G. (eds.). Jacana Media, p. 11-19

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Review: A. Stewart's The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign

Brennan, J. R., Apr 1 2018, In : Canadian Journal of History. 53, 1, p. 180-182

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review: J. MacArthur's Cartography and the Political Imagination: Mapping Community in Colonial Kenya

Brennan, J. R., Feb 1 2018, In : American Historical Review. 123, 1, p. 355-357

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2017

Sir Philip Mitchell and the Indian Ocean, 1944–49

Brennan, J. R., Nov 2 2017, In : Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 45, 6, p. 998-1025 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indian Ocean
marine policy
decolonization
cadre
sympathy

Ten years of JEAS

Jennings, M., Brennan, J. R., Vokes, R. & Mosley, J., Jan 2 2017, In : Journal of Eastern African Studies. 11, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

2016
spontaneity
market
concession
commerce
colonial policy
2015

A History of Sauti ya Mvita ("Voice of Mombasa"): Radio, Public Culture, and Islam in Coastal Kenya, 1947-1966

Brennan, J. R., Jan 21 2015, New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa. Hackett, R. I. J. & Soares, B. F. (eds.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, p. 19-38 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Kenya
Islam
radio
history
Public Culture

International News in the Age of Empire

Brennan, J. R., Nov 30 2015, Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet. John, R. R. & Silberstein-Loeb, J. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 107-132

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Reuters
News
Oligopoly
Arrangement
News Agencies
diaspora
East Africa
clientelism
political economy
divergence

Review: T. Falola and E. Brownell's (eds.) Africa, Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A.G. Hopkins

Brennan, J. R., 2015, In : Britain and the World. 8, 2, p. 254-257

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Globalization
free flow of information
decolonization
East Africa
cold war
news
2014
Colonies
Indian Ocean
Tanzania
Journalists
Intellectual Networks

Julius Rex: Nyerere through the eyes of his critics, 1953-2013

Brennan, J. R., Jul 2014, In : Journal of Eastern African Studies. 8, 3, p. 459-477 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

critic
writer
frustration
Tanzania
weapon

Review: R. Schroeder's Africa after Apartheid: South Africa, Race and Nation in Tanzania

Brennan, J. R., Sep 1 2014, In : Journal of Modern African Studies. 52, 3, p. 504-505 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2013

Communications and Media in African History

Brennan, J. R., Dec 1 2013, The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History. Parker, J. & Reid, R. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 492-509

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

communications
history
electronic media
print media
monopoly

Rents and entitlements: reassessing Africa's urban pasts and futures

Brennan, J. R., 2013, In : Afrika Focus. 26, 1, p. 37-49 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
rent
urbanization
normative orientation
urban structure
livelihood

Review: G. Oonk's The Karimjee Jivanjee Family: merchant princes of East Africa 1800-2000

Brennan, J. R., 2013, In : Business History. 55, 5, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Merchants
East Africa
2012

Taifa: Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania

Brennan, J. R., May 2012, Athens: Ohio University Press. 304 p. (New African Histories)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Tanzania
urban history
economic history
social history
East Africa
2011

Politics and business in the Indian newspapers of colonial Tanganyika

Brennan, J. R., Feb 1 2011, In : Africa. 81, 1, p. 42-67 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tanzania
newspaper
politics
political independence
Indian Ocean
2010

Radio Cairo and the Decolonization of East Africa, 1953-64

Brennan, J. R., Jun 2010, Making a World after Empire: The Bandung Moment and its Political Afterlives. Lee, C. J. (ed.). Athens: Ohio University Press, p. 173-195

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Review: H. G. West's Ethnographic Sorcery

Brennan, J. R., 2010, In : Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. 5, 1, p. 145-148 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Ethnographic
2009

Review: S. J. Rockel's Carriers of Culture: Labor on the Road in Nineteenth-Century East Africa

Brennan, J. R., 2009, In : Journal of African History. 50, 3, p. 451-453 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

East Africa
Carrier
Roads
Labor
2008
resident
violence
narrative
major event
cause

Lowering the Sultan's flag: Sovereignty and decolonization in coastal Kenya

Brennan, J. R., Oct 9 2008, In : Comparative Studies in Society and History. 50, 4, p. 831-861 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

protectorate
decolonization
Kenya
sovereignty
town

Review: T. Metcalf's Imperial Connections: India and the Indian Ocean Arena, 1860-1920

Brennan, J. R., 2008, In : Journal of African History. 49, 2, p. 330-332 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Indian Ocean
India
2007

Between Segregation and Gentrification: Africans, Indians, and the struggle for housing in Dar es Salaam, 1920-1950

Brennan, J. R., Dec 1 2007, Dar es Salaam: Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis. Brennan, J. R., Burton, A. & Lawi, Y. (eds.). African Books Collective, p. 118-135 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Africa
Gentrification
Segregation

Dar es Salaam: Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis

Brennan, J. R. (ed.), Burton, A. (ed.) & Lawi, Y. (ed.), 2007, African Books Collective. 279 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

History
Africa
Metropolis
Economics
Popular Culture

Introduction

Brennan, J. R. & Burton, A., Dec 1 2007, Dar es Salaam: Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis. Brennan, J. R., Burton, A. & Lawi, Y. (eds.). African Books Collective, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Review: A. Ashforth's Witchcraft, violence, and democracy in South Africa

Brennan, J. R., 2007, In : Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. 2, 2, p. 199-202 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

violence
democracy
Witchcraft
Democracy
South Africa

Review: A. Simone and A. Abouhani's (eds.) Urban Africa: Changing Contours of Survival in the City

Brennan, J. R., 2007, In : African Studies Review. 50, 2, p. 221-223 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review: J. L. Giblin's A History of the Excluded: Making Family a Refuge from State in Twentieth-Century Tanzania

Brennan, J. R., 2007, In : Journal of African History. 48, 2, p. 337-340 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Tanzania
History
Refuge

The Emerging Metropolis: A history of Dar es Salaam, circa 1862-2000

Brennan, J. R. & Burton, A., Dec 1 2007, Dar es Salaam: Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis. Brennan, J. R., Burton, A. & Lawi, Y. (eds.). African Books Collective, p. 13-75 63 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

History
Metropolis
2006
Exploitation
Citizenship
Blood
Political Thought
Enemy

Political Genealogy, Race and Territory in Eastern Africa

Brennan, J. R. & Barnes, C., Jul 1 2006, In : Social Identities. 12, 4, p. 401-404

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tanzania
civilization
nationalism
writer
Middle East

Review: P. Nugent's Africa Since Independence

Brennan, J. R., 2006, In : Journal of Agrarian Change. 6, 1, p. 140-141 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Africa

Youth, the TANU Youth League and Managed Vigilantism in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1925-73

Brennan, J. R., Jun 19 2006, In : Africa. 76, 2, p. 221-246 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tanzania
violence
political history
youth
League
2005

Democratizing Cinema and Censorship in Tanzania, 1920-1980

Brennan, J. R., Dec 1 2005, In : International Journal of African Historical Studies. 38, 3, p. 481-511 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

censorship
Tanzania
cinema
Cinema
Censorship

Review: E. Isichei's Voices of the Poor in Africa

Brennan, J. R., 2005, In : Journal of African History. 46, 3, p. 541-543 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Africa
Disease
Civic Culture
Chieftaincy

The Short History of Political Opposition & Multi-Party Democracy in Tanganyika, 1958-64

Brennan, J. R., Dec 2005, In Search of a Nation: Histories of Authority and Dissidence in Tanzania. Maddox, G. H. & Giblin, J. L. (eds.). Athens: Ohio University Press, p. 250-276 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1999
East Africa
nationalism
Tanzania
anti-colonialism
colonialism