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dc.contributor.authorNyanzi, Stella
dc.contributor.authorWalakira, Margaret Emodu
dc.contributor.authorSerwaniko, Wilberforce
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-20T17:41:55Z
dc.date.available2022-02-20T17:41:55Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationNyanzi, S., Emodu-Walakira, M., & Serwaniko, W. (2009). The widow, the will, and widow-inheritance in Kampala: Revisiting victimisation arguments. Canadian Journal of African Studies/La Revue canadienne des études africaines, 43(1), 12-33.https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2010.9707581en_US
dc.identifier.issn1923-3051
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2247
dc.description.abstractWidows are often presented as victims of patriarchal sexual dictates in analyses of widow-inheritance. Our study explored experiences of widowhood in Kampala. Ethnographic fieldwork combined participant observation, semi-structured individual interviews, and focus group discussions. Widows are heterogeneous. Many husbands died intestate. Husbands commonly exclude their wives from will-writing. A Muganda man's last funeral rites include widow-cleansing. Widows get omukuza - levirateguardian. Our data contest overt sexualisation of levirate relationships. Exchange and opportunity cost are crucial to sexualising of processes withinwidowhood. Meanings associated with widowhood are transforming. Rather than a frozen construct, sexuality of widows is changing because of HIV/AIDS, intermarriages, religious synchronisations, recurrent deaths, and poverty. While some widows felt victims of circumstances leading to sexual activities with levirate-guardians, many others challenged sexualising the levirate relationship. A few benefited from sexually engaging with levirate-guardians. Victimisation is only one of many meanings interloped within widowhood.en_US
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dc.publisherCanadian Journal of African Studies/La Revue canadienne des études africainesen_US
dc.titleThe Widow, The Will, And Widow-Inheritance In Kampala: Revisiting Victimisation Argumentsen_US
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