A History of African Motherhood: The Case of Uganda, by Rhiannon Stephens PDF

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By Rhiannon Stephens

This historical past of African motherhood over the longue durée demonstrates that it was once, ideologically and virtually, crucial to social, monetary, cultural and political existence. The publication explores how humans within the North Nyanzan societies of Uganda used an ideology of motherhood to form their groups. greater than biology, motherhood created crucial social and political connections that minimize throughout patrilineal and cultural-linguistic divides. the significance of motherhood as an ideology and a social establishment intended that during chiefdoms and kingdoms queen moms have been strong officers who legitimated the ability of kings. This was once the case in Buganda, the various kingdoms of Busoga, and the polities of Bugwere. by means of taking a long term point of view from c.700 to 1900 CE and utilizing an interdisciplinary technique - drawing on historic linguistics, comparative ethnography, and oral traditions and literature, in addition to archival assets - this publication indicates the sturdiness, mutability and complexity of ideologies of motherhood during this region.

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