Contested claims to gardens and land: gendered practice in post-war northern Uganda

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This chapter explores how, in a patrilineal and patriarchal society recovering from two decades of war, women and men frame arguments about entitlement. Here claims to gardens (plots of land for cultivation) become a contested conversation about women’s rights of belonging to family and community, revealing transforma- tions in ideas and practices about land rights and land ownership. Drawing on extended cases we follow claims through a variety of legal and social fora as men and women mobilise allies and seek to draw on goodwill and the ideal of harmonious co- existence (ber bedo).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContested Property Claims : What Disagreement Tells Us About Ownership
EditorsMaja Hojer Bruun, Patrick J. L. Cockburn, Bjarke Skærlund Risager, Mikkel Thorup
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationOxford & New York
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9781038550896
ISBN (Electronic)9781351362092
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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