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Title:Social change among the Lugbara of Uganda
Author:Middleton, J.ISNI
Geographic term:Uganda
Abstract:The change in family and lineage structure is due to other causes than to labour migration alone. The tendency to 'individualization' is due to various causes: The increase is mobility and potential economic independence of younger men; The weakening by missionary teaching of the sanctions inherent in the traditional religious sustem. The appearance of new statuses in the society as a consequence of political developments. In addition to these changes that have affected the domestic groups of Lugbara society, the wider organization of society has been affected by political and religious developments. A new class has originated, known as 'Ba odiru (New people). This new class exercises great political and other powers in local affairs. The Lugbara people is now caught in the dilemma of power taken from traditional authorities and given to persons with non-traditional roles which however are an integral part of a modern social system. French summary.