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The Resource In Idi Amin's shadow : women, gender, and militarism in Uganda, Alicia C. Decker

In Idi Amin's shadow : women, gender, and militarism in Uganda, Alicia C. Decker

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In Idi Amin's shadow : women, gender, and militarism in Uganda
Title
In Idi Amin's shadow
Title remainder
women, gender, and militarism in Uganda
Statement of responsibility
Alicia C. Decker
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In Idi Amin{u2019}s Shadow is a rich social history examining Ugandan women{u2019}s complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship to Amin{u2019}s military state. Based on more than one hundred interviews with women who survived the regime, as well as a wide range of primary sources, this book reveals how the violence of Amin{u2019}s militarism resulted in both opportunities and challenges for women. Some assumed positions of political power or became successful entrepreneurs, while others endured sexual assault or experienced the trauma of watching their brothers, husbands, or sons 2disappeared3 by the state{u2019}s security forces. In Idi Amin{u2019}s Shadow considers the crucial ways that gender informed and was informed by the ideology and practice of militarism in this period. By exploring this relationship, Alicia C. Decker offers a nuanced interpretation of Amin{u2019}s Uganda and the lives of the women who experienced and survived its violence. Each chapter begins with the story of one woman whose experience illuminates some larger theme of the book. In this way, it becomes clear that the politics of military rule were highly relevant to women and gender relations, just as the politics of gender were central to militarism. By drawing upon critical security studies, feminist studies, and violence studies, Decker demonstrates that Amin{u2019}s dictatorship was far more complex and his rule much more strategic than most observers have ever imagined. --Provided by publisher
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IEN/DLC
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Decker, Alicia C
Dewey number
967.61042
Index
index present
LC call number
HN794.A8
LC item number
D32 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
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  • Amin, Idi
  • Uganda
  • Women
  • Violence
  • Women and the military
  • Women and war
  • Militarism
  • Sex role
Label
In Idi Amin's shadow : women, gender, and militarism in Uganda, Alicia C. Decker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880966194
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780821421185
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014020779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880966194
Label
In Idi Amin's shadow : women, gender, and militarism in Uganda, Alicia C. Decker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880966194
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780821421185
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014020779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880966194

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