Ethnic Identity And Development: Khat and Social Change in Africa

Hardcover | May 15, 2010

bySusan Beckerleg

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As khat chewing has become a popular Ugandan pastime, it is seen as a threat to law and order. Traders and consumers are harassed by the police, and one district authority has banned khat. New production areas, such as Uganda, share many common features with established khat production in Ethiopia and Kenya.  By telling of the story of khat, the book will serve as a vehicle for the analysis of social change, development priorities and shifting ethnic identities in Uganda over the last 80 years.

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As khat chewing has become a popular Ugandan pastime, it is seen as a threat to law and order. Traders and consumers are harassed by the police, and one district authority has banned khat. New production areas, such as Uganda, share many common features with established khat production in Ethiopia and Kenya.  By telling of the story of...

Susan Beckerleg is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and is also affiliated to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:222 pages, 8.33 × 5.74 × 0.74 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230623107

ISBN - 13:9780230623101

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Somali Identity and Khat in Uganda * Yemeni Migrants * Khat Production Spreads * Altitude and Attitude * Wholesale Risks * A New Leisure culture * Signs of Khat * Idle and Disorderly * Khat and Changing Social Identities * Khat and Development