Gender–age systems and social change:a Haugaardian power analysis based on research from northern Uganda

Harris, Colette (2012) Gender–age systems and social change:a Haugaardian power analysis based on research from northern Uganda. Journal of Political Power, 5 (3). pp. 475-492. ISSN 2158-3803

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Abstract

This paper studies power through data focusing on gender – age relations gathered ethnographically among the Acholi of northern Uganda. It analyses these data through a framework combining Haugaard ’ s notions of dispositional, episodic and discursive/tacit power, with Arendt ’ s ideas on authority, and Bourdieu ’ s on disposition and habitus. I suggest using ethnographically collected data makes an important contribution to studying power and propose replacing the idea of gender and power as a simple binary relationship with the concept that gender – power relations are always crossed with multiple modalities, among which, for gerontocratic settings like most in Africa, age holds particular signi?cance. I conclude that gender analysis based on the local habitus is critical for empirical explorations of social interactions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: power,gender,haugaard,social change,masculinities,bourdieu
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: Colette Harris
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 12:34
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 16:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/41535
DOI: 10.1080/2158379X.2012.735119

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