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Title:Rethinking Idi Amin's Uganda
Editors:Peterson, Derek R.ISNI
Taylor, Edgar C.
Year:2013
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Studies (ISSN 1753-1063)
Volume:7
Issue:1
Pages:58-182
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:military regimes
political conditions
economic conditions
government policy
coffee
political repression
deportation
Indians
1970-1979
About person:Idi Amin Dada (1925-2003)ISNI
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjea20/7/1
Abstract:This special dossier on Idi Amin's Uganda arises from a conference on 'Uganda in the 1970s' convened at the University of Michigan in February 2011. The articles bring a new set of political actors into view - clerks, smugglers, petitioners, councilmen, contractors - who kept records, practised persuasion, made claims, and shaped the trajectory of government bureaucracy. Newly opened materials in district and ministerial archives show Idi Amin's Uganda as a field of action, in which officials, bureaucrats and citizens used paperwork, exhortation, and other rhetorical and administrative tools to compel others to act. Contributions: Rethinking the State in Idi Amin's Uganda: the politics of exhortation (introductory article by Derek R. Peterson and Edgar C. Taylor); Uganda in the 1970s: a decade of paradoxes and ambiguities (Holger Bernt Hansen); From monopoly marketing to coffee 'magendo': responses to policy recklessness and extraction in Uganda, 1971-79 (Godfrey B. Asiimwe); 'Sometime you may leave your husband in Karuma Falls or in the forest there': a gendered history of disappearance in Idi Amin's Uganda, 1971-79 (Alicia C. Decker); Claiming Kabale: racial thought and urban governance in Uganda (Edgar C. Taylor); Exceptions to the expulsion: violence, security and community among Ugandan Asians, 1972-79 (Anneeth Kaur Hundle). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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