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In Idi Amin's shadow : women, gender, and militarism in Uganda

Author: Alicia C Decker
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2014.
Series: New African histories series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Idi Amin's Shadow is a rich social history examining Ugandan women's complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship to Amin's military state.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Idi Amin; Idi Amin; Idi Amin Dada
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia C Decker
ISBN: 9780821421178 0821421174 9780821421185 0821421182 9780821445020 0821445022
OCLC Number: 880966194
Awards: Short-listed for Aidoo-Snyder Award 2015
Description: xvii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: in search of Amin's women --
Violence, militarism, and masculinity: the making of Idi Amin --
Gender, performance, and pain: the rise of Amin's dictatorship --
Of miniskirts and morality: femininity in service of the state --
An accidental liberation: women on the front lines of the economic war --
Neither a privilege nor a curse: women and the politics of empowerment --
Widows without graves: disappearance and the politics of invisibility --
Violence in the shadows: gender and the collapse of the military state --
Militant motherhood: women on the front lines of the liberation war --
Conclusion: gendered legacies of Amin's militarism.
Series Title: New African histories series.
Responsibility: Alicia C. Decker.

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