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By Rhiannon Stephens

This historical past of African motherhood over the longue durée demonstrates that it was once, ideologically and essentially, primary to social, financial, cultural and political existence. The ebook explores how humans within the North Nyanzan societies of Uganda used an ideology of motherhood to form their groups. greater than biology, motherhood created crucial social and political connections that lower throughout patrilineal and cultural-linguistic divides. the significance of motherhood as an ideology and a social establishment intended that during chiefdoms and kingdoms queen moms have been strong officers who legitimated the facility of kings. This was once the case in Buganda, the various kingdoms of Busoga, and the polities of Bugwere. by way of taking a long term standpoint from c.700 to 1900 CE and utilizing an interdisciplinary process - drawing on ancient linguistics, comparative ethnography, and oral traditions and literature, in addition to archival assets - this ebook indicates the sturdiness, mutability and complexity of ideologies of motherhood during this region.

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