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Re-contextualizing the Female-headed Household: Culture and Agency in Uganda

Paula Jean Davis

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The household is a standard social category used in demographic census and survey work around the world where it is taken to represent both the family and the basic economic unit of society. From an ... More


AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood

Robert Wyrod

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286689
eISBN:
9780520961784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286689.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

AIDS has been a devastating plague in much of sub-Saharan Africa, but the long-term implications for gender and sexuality are just emerging. This book tackles this issue head-on and examines how AIDS ... More


The Making of Masculinity in Urban Uganda

Robert Wyrod

in AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286689
eISBN:
9780520961784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286689.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

To understand how AIDS has shaped life in Uganda requires historical perspective on gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships in this region. That is the aim of this chapter; it charts the ... More


Urban areas

Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Josiah Naohiko

in Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795681
eISBN:
9780191836985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795681.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores urban refugee economies through the case of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. It first describes the lives and settlement patterns of communities across the city, then explains the ... More


Armed Groups and Treaty Law

Katharine Fortin

in The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198808381
eISBN:
9780191846106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808381.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Chapter 8 employs the theories identified in Chapter 7 to consider whether it is possible to argue that armed groups are bound by the major human rights treaties. The chapter conducts detailed ... More


Development of Swaminarayan Hinduism in Uganda and the Kampala Temple

Paddy Musana

in Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463749
eISBN:
9780199086573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463749.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

One can treat the early arrival of Indians in Uganda as a major source of technical labour supply in the construction of the East African Railway. However, during the process of colonization, a ... More


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