publication . Doctoral thesis . Other literature type . 2017

'There is Confusion.' : The Politics of Silence, Fear and Hope in Catholic and Protestant Northern Uganda

Alava, Henni Leena;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: University of Helsinki
Abstract
This study explores how the Catholic and Protestant (Anglican) Churches have influenced the negotiation of societal co-existence in the aftermath of over two decades of brutal war in northern Uganda. Drawing from a total of nine months of ethnographic fieldwork between 2012 and 2016 that focused on a Catholic and a Protestant parish in Kitgum town, this study provides a historically grounded ethnographic analysis of the relationship between mainline churches and politics in Acholiland. It argues that churches, as socially, politically, and materially embedded institutions, have performed as sites of, and provided individuals and communities resources for, narrat...
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free text keywords: 5203 Development Studies
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publication . Doctoral thesis . Other literature type . 2017

'There is Confusion.' : The Politics of Silence, Fear and Hope in Catholic and Protestant Northern Uganda

Alava, Henni Leena;