Uganda : Studies in labour
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Coédition NENA/CODESRIA
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Uganda : Studies in labour

Coédition NENA/CODESRIA

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The violent imposition of colonial taxes in Uganda at the turn of the
nineteenth century changed village life irrevocably by introducing a cash-
based economy. Subsistence farming was superseded by the need to generate
income. At the same time, the arrival of technology separated villagers into
classes and redefined gender roles. In spite of its crucial role in the
Ugandan economy, labour power has been rarely studied by social scientists. In
particular, the real life experience of workers as they interact with both
capital and the state has been ignored. Uganda : Studies in Labour makes an
enormous contribution to redressing that balance by providing a detailed
analysis of rural Ugandan labour today. Ranging from a study of salt winners
inside the Katwe National Park, to the degradation and explicit oppression of
dairy farmers in Kigezi and the life of fisherpeople near Lake Victoria, this
book contains an in-depth description of the human experience of wage labour.
Three village case studies complete the analysis. Written by Ugandan authors
at the Centre for Basic Research, Kampala, this book is essential reading for
all African economists and social scientists.
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