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Define and Rule: Native as Political Identity

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Journal Name: MISR Book Series
Main Author: Mahmood Mamdani
Year: 2013
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Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

Getting the Question Right: interdisciplinary exploration at Makerere University

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Journal Name: MISR Book Series
Main Author: Mahmood Mamdani
Year: 2013
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Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

Space and Representation: On “Authentic” Identities and the Façade of Total Revolution

Abstract The anti-colonial narrative continues to be cast through the arena of yearning for total revolution.   Many anti-colonial elites have been criticised for harbouring “Eurocentric aspirations and their betrayal of Africa or the subaltern.” This rather ahistorical criticism remains blind to the fact that capitalist modes of production/consumption continue to connect the world in more ways than ever imagined.  Indeed, hitherto reified categories, First, Second and Third World – as ways of dividing and understanding the world – are fast becoming obsolete.

Journal Name: Dhaxalreeb Xagaaga
Main Author: Yusuf Serunkuma
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Redsea Cultural Foundation

Social struggles in Uganda's Acholiland: understanding responses and resistance to Amuru sugar works

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Journal Name: Journal of Peasant Studies
Main Author: Dr. Giuliano Martiniello
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Taylor & Francis Online

The Social-Political Dynamics of Anti-Homosexuality Legislation in Uganda.

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Journal Name: AGENDA: Empowering Women for Gender Equity
Associated Authors: Andrew Karamagi
Main Author: Stella Nyanzi
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Taylor & Francis Online

Food sovereignty as praxis: rethinking the food question in Uganda

This article critically reflects upon conceptual and analytical questions that affect the practical implementation of food sovereignty in Uganda, a country often labelled as the potential breadbasket of Africa. It proposes to look at the integration of food and land-based social relations in the context of localised and historical–geographical specificities of livelihood practices among Acholi peasants in northern Uganda as a way to ground the concept.

Journal Name: Third World Quarterly
Main Author: Dr. Giuliano Martiniello
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Taylor & Francis Online

Regional and ethnic identities: the Acholi of Northern Uganda, 1950–1968

Ethnic conflict in post-independence Uganda was a consequence of the confrontation between strong, ethnically divided local institutions and the post-colonial push for political centralisation, under the guise of nation building. To strengthen one, the other had to be weakened. Self-governance meant that the stakes for political power sharpened at national and local levels, ensuring that ethnic antipathies became more pronounced. Politicians who had succeeded within local politics were elevated to represent their various ethnic groups at the centre.

Journal Name: Journal of Eastern African Studies
Main Author: Dr. Elizabeth Laruni
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Taylor & Francis Online

Settler Colonialism: Then and Now

For students of settler colonialism in the modern era, Africa and America represent two polar opposites. Africa is the continent where settler colonialism has been defeated; America is where settler colonialism triumphed. Myinterest in this essay is the American discourse on the making of America. My ambition is to do this from an African vantage point. Europeans who came to the New World were preoccupied with the ways in which it was not like Europe. Over the centuries that followed, there developed a body of work known as American exceptionalism.

Journal Name: Critical Inquiry
Main Author: Mahmood Mamdani
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Beyond Nuremberg: The Historical Significance of the Post-apartheid Transition in South Africa

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Journal Name: Politics & Society
Main Author: Mahmood Mamdani
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The Paradoxical Geopolitics of Recriminalizing Homosexuality in Uganda: One of Three Ugly Sisters

In Sonia Correa and akshay khanna (Eds.) Putting the Law in its Place – Analyses of Recent Developments in Law Relating to Same-Sex Desire in India and Uganda: Sexuality Policy Watch Newsletter, No. 14. http://mobile.opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4203#.VLTnh3sRp1o

Journal Name: Sexuality Policy Watch Newsletter
Main Author: Stella Nyanzi
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