Women, Work, and Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900-2003

9780821417331: Hardback
Release Date: 15th November 2006

9780821417348: Paperback
Release Date: 15th November 2006

Dimensions: 144 x 223

Number of Pages: 308

Series Eastern African Studies

Ohio University Press

Women, Work, and Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900-2003

This groundbreaking book by two leading scholars offers a complete historical picture of women and their work in Uganda, tracing developments from precolonial times to the present and into the future. Setting women\u2019s economic activities into a broader political, social, and cultural context, it provides the first general account of their experiences amid the changes that shaped the country. Women, Work & Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900–2003 describes the origins of the current situation, highlighting the challenges working women now face and recommending strategies that will improve their circumstances in the future.
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This groundbreaking book by two leading scholars offers a complete historical picture of women and their work in Uganda, tracing developments from precolonial times to the present and into the future. Setting women\u2019s economic activities into a broader political, social, and cultural context, it provides the first general account of their experiences amid the changes that shaped the country. Women, Work & Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900–2003 describes the origins of the current situation, highlighting the challenges working women now face and recommending strategies that will improve their circumstances in the future.

Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo is an associate professor and the head of the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. She is the author of many articles on women’s reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.

Marjorie Keniston McIntosh is a distinguished professor of history emerita, University of Colorado. She is the author of Working Women in English Society, 1300–1620.