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Beyond the State in Rural Uganda$
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Ben Jones

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748635184

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635184.001.0001

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Teso Society through the Twentieth Century

Teso Society through the Twentieth Century

(p.31) 3 Teso Society through the Twentieth Century
Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Ben Jones

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the history of the Teso region and shows that the marginal nature of things in the present was a departure from the past. Teso's significance as a cotton-producing region in the first half of the twentieth century linked it into international markets, while tax collection and local government administration brought the state down to the village. The chapter also discusses the Teso Insurgency – the most important event of recent years – a time when the social and economic fabric of Teso society broke down.

Keywords:   Teso region, cotton production, international markets, tax collection, local government administration, state, village, insurgency

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