Controlling Anger: The Anthropology of Gisu Violence
by Suzette Heald
Ohio University Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-8214-1215-2 | eISBN: 978-0-8214-4717-8
Library of Congress Classification DT433.245.G57H43 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.89639506761


Controlling Anger examines the dilemmas facing rural people who live within the broader context of political instability. Following Uganda’s independence from Britain in 1962, the Bagisu men of Southeastern Uganda developed a reputation for extreme violence.

Drawing on a wide range of historical sources including local court records, statistical survey analysis, and intensive fieldwork, Suzette Heald portrays and analyzes the civil violence that grew out of intense land shortage, the marginalization of the Gisu under British rule, and the construction of male gender identity among the Gisu. Now available in a paperback edition with a new preface by the author, Controlling Anger is an important contribution to rural sociology in Africa.

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