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Women, Work and Domestic Virtue in Uganda 1900-2003


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I INTRODUCTION; Introduction; Uganda: its districts & people; II THE GENERATIONS OF GRADUAL CHANGE, 1900-71; The early colonial world, 1900-39; Women's issues & the domestic virtue model; The late colonial period, 1940-62; The early independence years, 1962-71; III RADICAL TRANSFORMATIONS FOR UGANDA & ITS WOMEN, 1971-2003; The Amin/Obote II period, 1971-86; The broader developments for women during the NRM period, 1986-2003; Work & gender issues in the NRM years; Women & work in 2003: assessment & recommendations.

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Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo is associate professor and head of the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. She is the author of many articles on women's reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. Marjorie Keniston McIntosh is distinguished Professor of History emerita, University of Colorado. SHe is the author fo Working Women in English Society, 1300-1620.


Important for anyone seeking to understand women's history in Uganda. ... A richly documented work with a provocative central structure that offers an alternative to seeing the history of Uganda's women through simplistic narratives of either progress towards rights and equity or tragic loss of 'traditional' forms of respect. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HISTORY Those involved in development work involving gender in Uganda will find this book very useful. AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW

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