Playing Politics with the Youth: Aga Khan III's Use of Colonial Education and the Ismaili Girl Guide Movement in British Colonial Tanganyika, 1920–1940

Playing Politics with the Youth: Aga Khan III's Use of Colonial Education and the Ismaili... <p>Abstract:</p><p>This article assesses how Ismaili Muslim leaders in British colonial Tanganyika utilized Guiding and Victorian schooling philosophies in an attempt to negotiate for advancement within the colonial structure. Aga Khan III understood the role that followers were expected to play in the "Great Game" of imperialism and attempted to use cooperation to broker for increased opportunities within the system of subjugation. This article sets out to analyze then how the Aga Khan and his representative leaders in British colonial Tanganyika used youth programs to operate within these liminal spaces, in turn revealing the ongoing negotiations that took place between colonizer and the colonized.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Playing Politics with the Youth: Aga Khan III&apos;s Use of Colonial Education and the Ismaili Girl Guide Movement in British Colonial Tanganyika, 1920–1940

Journal of World History, Volume 30 (4) – Oct 30, 2019

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<p>Abstract:</p><p>This article assesses how Ismaili Muslim leaders in British colonial Tanganyika utilized Guiding and Victorian schooling philosophies in an attempt to negotiate for advancement within the colonial structure. Aga Khan III understood the role that followers were expected to play in the "Great Game" of imperialism and attempted to use cooperation to broker for increased opportunities within the system of subjugation. This article sets out to analyze then how the Aga Khan and his representative leaders in British colonial Tanganyika used youth programs to operate within these liminal spaces, in turn revealing the ongoing negotiations that took place between colonizer and the colonized.</p>

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 30, 2019

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