Controlling Anger: The Anthropology of Gisu Violence (Eastern African Studies)

Controlling Anger: The Anthropology of Gisu Violence (Eastern African Studies)

By: Suzette Heald (author)Paperback

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Set in the immediate post-independence period in Uganda, this study deals with the local effects of a collapse of state authority, and explores the problem of social control as one of self-control linked with the construction of male gender identity. North America: Ohio U Press; Uganda: Fountain Publishers


Part 1 The problem: a reputation for violence; differing standards - homicide statistics and methodological implications. Part 2 The accusational nexus: on being a man - the nature of Gisu experience; some sources of tension - work, wealth and reputation; witches and wastrels. Part 3 Kinship, community and cosmology: the agnatic charter; land without loyalty; community an dconflict; excess and restraint in the morality of kinship. Part 4 Community in the making: we are the Gisu government - the new movements; mafias in Africa. Appendix: the homicide survey-glossary.

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  • ISBN13: 9780852552469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780852552469
  • ISBN10: 0852552467

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