Landed Obligation (Social History of Africa Series)

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9780325070377: Landed Obligation (Social History of Africa Series)
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Focusing on love's importance to power, Hanson suggests new interpretations of the history of Buganda. She traces an African habit of thought--the idea that people ought to be tied by bonds of affection--to show how people used this idea to knot together a kingdom and criticize colonial practices of power. Scholars and students of Buganda, as well as readers intrigued by comparative study of social structure, power, and power's practices in Africa, will find Hanson's vital analysis extremely valuable.

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HOLLY ELISABETH HANSON is Assistant Professor, Department of History, Mt. Holyoke College.

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"[H]anson's book frames provocative questions in multiple ways, and it provides a rounded picture of a complex history up to pretty recent times--competently, lucidly, and without showing off."-International Journal of African Historical Studies

"ÝH¨anson's book frames provocative questions in multiple ways, and it provides a rounded picture of a complex history up to pretty recent times--competently, lucidly, and without showing off."-International Journal of African Historical Studies

?[H]anson's book frames provocative questions in multiple ways, and it provides a rounded picture of a complex history up to pretty recent times--competently, lucidly, and without showing off.?-International Journal of African Historical Studies

"In this carefully researched and gracefully written account, Hanson fundamentally questions a number of received truths of Buganda history."-Thomas Spear Professor of History University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Through her innovative reading of sources and her focus on the association between love and power, Holly Hansen has produced a strikingly original interpretation of Buganda's history. Insightful and provocative, the book provides a new perspective on the East African past and a path-breaking model for future historians."-Iris Berger Professor of History State University of New York-Albany

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9780325070360: Landed Obligation: The Practice of Power in Buganda (Social History of Africa)

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ISBN 10:  0325070369 ISBN 13:  9780325070360
Publisher: Heinemann, 2003
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