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Beyond the royal gaze [electronic resource] : clanship and public healing in Buganda / Neil Kodesh.

By: Kodesh, Neil, 1974-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xi, 264 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780813929705 (electronic bk.); 0813929709 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Clans -- Uganda -- Buganda -- History | Healing -- Social aspects -- Uganda -- Buganda -- History | Healing -- Political aspects -- Uganda -- Buganda -- History | Ganda (African people) -- Social life and customs | Buganda -- Social life and customs | Buganda -- Politics and government | Buganda -- History -- Sources | Buganda -- Antiquities | Historical linguistics -- Uganda -- Buganda | Ethnology -- Uganda -- Buganda | Gemeinschaftsgef�uhl | Heilung | Klan | Nationenbildung | Buganda | HISTORY / Africa / East | Geschichte 1500-1820Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beyond the royal gaze.DDC classification: 967.61/01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Public healing, political complexity, and the production of knowledge -- Genre, historical imagination, and early Ganda history -- Clanship and the pursuit of collective well-being -- Political leaders as public healers -- Clanship, state formation, and the shifting contours of public healing.
Review: "Beyond the Royal Gaze shifts the perspective from which we view early African politics by asking what Buganda, a kingdom located on the northwest shores of Lake Victoria in present-day Uganda, looked like to people who were not of the center but nevertheless became central to its functioning. Drawing on insights from a variety of disciplines - history, historical linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology - Neil Kodesh argues that the domains of politics and public healing were intimately entwined In Buganda from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted throughout Buganda, Kodesh demonstrates how efforts to ensure collective prosperity and perpetuity - usually expressed in the language of health and healing - lay at the heart of community-building processes In Buganda. Kodesh's work offers a novel approach to the use of oral sources and opens up new possibilities for researching and writing histories of more distant periods in Africa's past. Beyond the Royal Gaze will appeal to students and scholars of health and healing, political complexity, and the production of knowledge in places where limited documentary evidence exists."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-250) and index.

Public healing, political complexity, and the production of knowledge -- Genre, historical imagination, and early Ganda history -- Clanship and the pursuit of collective well-being -- Political leaders as public healers -- Clanship, state formation, and the shifting contours of public healing.

"Beyond the Royal Gaze shifts the perspective from which we view early African politics by asking what Buganda, a kingdom located on the northwest shores of Lake Victoria in present-day Uganda, looked like to people who were not of the center but nevertheless became central to its functioning. Drawing on insights from a variety of disciplines - history, historical linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology - Neil Kodesh argues that the domains of politics and public healing were intimately entwined In Buganda from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted throughout Buganda, Kodesh demonstrates how efforts to ensure collective prosperity and perpetuity - usually expressed in the language of health and healing - lay at the heart of community-building processes In Buganda. Kodesh's work offers a novel approach to the use of oral sources and opens up new possibilities for researching and writing histories of more distant periods in Africa's past. Beyond the Royal Gaze will appeal to students and scholars of health and healing, political complexity, and the production of knowledge in places where limited documentary evidence exists."--BOOK JACKET.

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