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Women, Development and Peacebuilding in Africa

Stories from Uganda

Authors: Ball, Jennifer

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  • Provides a thorough review of the literature on women and peacebuilding in Africa
  • Carefully analyzes African women's roles, education, human rights, conflicts, disability and immigration
  • Introduces live stories and interviews of women peacebuilders
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This book explores and reflects on peacebuilding, which emerges from the experiences and realities of women’s lives in East Africa, specifically, in Uganda. The author argues that often these community based peacebuilding efforts are responses to women's struggles for survival — both individually and for their families and communities. Carefully analyzing education, women's roles, human rights, conflicts, disability and immigration, this book helps to understand African women's roles in development and peacebuilding in the region. The project will interest development studies and African politics scholars, graduate students, researchers and policy makers.   

About the authors

Jennifer Ball is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Canada. She was born in Zambia and has spent over fifteen years living and working in Africa. Her research is in the areas of women’s community based peacebuilding; community resilience; rural planning & community development; Circle as pedagogy & community engagement process; and narrative methodologies.


Reviews

“This book tasks readers to experience Ugandan women’s gritty resilience against the staggering forces of patriarchy and colonialism. With astute self-reflection and attention to “voice,” the author measures the political weight of every aspect of researching and being present. She stiches together their voices to present a patchwork quilt of women’s ordinary, community based “development peacebuilding” in Uganda.” (Lisa Schirch, North American Research Director, Toda Peace Institute and Senior Policy Advisor, Alliance for Peacebuilding, USA)

“This book shows a unique way of understanding “development peacebuilding.” Through fascinating and detailed stories of women’s lives, the author shows how everyday efforts to meet daily needs can build active cultures of peace. In connecting peacebuilding with narrative examples of development, the dynamic nature of peacebuilding is beautifully highlighted.” (Elisabeth Porter, Author of Peacebuilding: Women in International Perspective)

“Absorbing….In this book Jennifer Ball takes us inside the lives, struggles and triumphs of Ugandan women whose daily efforts create, nurture and sustain peace.” (Dyan Mazurana, Associate Research Professor, Tufts University, USA)

“This text makes an important contribution to our understanding of the role of women in peacebuilding. The context is Uganda- a country affected by a number of regional conflicts and internal tensions shaped by the contours of ethnic and religious identities.  Five women’s stories are told – in their own voices and in the author’s. The style is gentle, sensitive and respectful of the subjects. The author succeeds in making visible the often hidden contributions made by women as they go about their daily lives and in so doing she extends our conceptualisation of peacebuilders and peacebuilding. Furthermore, through the five women’s narratives, we also become acquainted with the country, its people, history and cultures.  An enlightening book on a subject that is of great importance to Africa and the world: peace is a necessary condition for the achievement of global sustainability.” (Cheryl M. de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Women, Development, and Peacebuilding offers us a much needed dose of grounded vision for building peace from the lives and eyes of women in Uganda.  The stories weave the reality of tragedy and hope, love and courage, permitting us to understand the deeper significance of resilience, the glue that holds peacebuilding and development together, inseparable and in need of each other in so many places in the world.  Jennifer brings a depth of respect, emergent in her commitment to people, to holding their life stories at the center of our attention while holding lightly the external notions of expertise, prescription, and knowledge.  In this she offers our wider field a great gift:  A powerful reflection around the lives and examples of women relentlessly shining a light on healing and human flourishing in the midst of enormous challenge. We would all do well to follow these extraordinary exemplars.” (John Paul Lederach, Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 59,49 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97949-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 74,89 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97948-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Development and Peacebuilding in Africa
Book Subtitle
Stories from Uganda
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97949-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97949-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97948-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 219
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
Topics