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Crisis & Decline in Bunyoro: Population & Environment in Western Uganda 1860-1955 (Eastern African Studies)

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The Kingdom of Bunyoro's story demonstrates convincingly that environmental change there was not a uniform, statewide process. In one of the first studies of the political ecology of a major African kingdom, Crisis and Decline in Bunyoro addresses state capacity, ideology, and government legitimacy as crucial issues. Shane Doyle particularly focuses on the interplay between levels of environmental activity within a highly stratified society. Political ecology was as much about the differential impact of conflict on society as it was about the uneven extraction and distribution of resources.The author, Shane Doyle, is a lecturer in history at Leeds University

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One thing led to another. When British forces invaded Bunyoro in 1893, this once productive region became a shadow. Although its economy and culture depended on cattle, much of its best range land was divided up and given to its neighbors, resulting in malnutrition, low and late marriage, poor fertility rates, poverty, and emigration. Those who remained in the blighted environment, amongst the conflicts between traditional leaders and the British modern state, the new economy of cash-cropping, and the devaluation of rural life were beset by spirillum, malaria, sleeping sickness, and sexually transmitted diseases. Doyle (history, U. of Leeds) clearly shows how these cascading and horrific conditions relate to those threatening Africa's future.
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One thing led to another. When British forces invaded Bunyoro in 1893, this once productive region became a shadow. Although its economy and culture depended on cattle, much of its best range land was divided up and given to its neighbors, resulting in malnutrition, low and late marriage, poor fertility rates, poverty, and emigration. Those who remained in the blighted environment, amongst the conflicts between traditional leaders and the British modern state, the new economy of cash-cropping, and the devaluation of rural life were beset by spirillum, malaria, sleeping sickness, and sexually transmitted diseases. Doyle (history, U. of Leeds) clearly shows how these cascading and horrific conditions relate to those threatening Africa's future. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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victorbigirwa, February 13, 2012 (view all comments by victorbigirwa)
Thanks for such a insightful research by our researcher. Well, I myself being a Munyoro from Bunyoro, I feel there is a lot that has not been addressed up to the present day. Even as of today, Bunyoro has never regained at all. Of recent, oil has been discovered in Bunyoro but without wanting to sound rather pessmistic, the indicators show that the process of getting the oil is already marred by grey clouds. there are rumours doing the rounds that bribes and corruption are already with us.
Anyway back to the topic, well for sure we can keep on blaming the colonialists for whatever happened, but its quite a while since then. We the Banyoro need to come up with a holistic programme towards revamping our lost glory. we dont need to lament more about some of these things. we should emphasise among ourselves seeing a new Bunyoro. there is n't anytinh good you will not find in Bunyoro, good soils,a good climate, terrain, the people but what we need is to put to good use of all these unexploited resources. the people of Bunyoro need to come up and lift themselves. there cannot be a better system of intervention than the people getting on board.
The Government of Uganda in trying to create an affirmative action towards Bunyoro created the Mininistry of Bunyoro affairs. For heavens sake, we DONT NEED that Ministry. Such politically araigned ministries have not helped at all. Luwero and Karamoja are then supposed to be in resemblance to Jinja, Mbale or Mbarara. they are not, they are still jungles of hope.

Victor B
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780821416334
Author:
Doyle, Shane
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
POL044000
Subject:
Environmental policy - Uganda - Bunyoro -
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Eastern African Studies
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.25 x 1 in

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