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Collaborative autoethnography and reclaiming an African episteme: investigating “customary” ownership of natural resources

Abonga, Francis, Atingo, Jacky, Awachango, Jacob, Denis, Akena, Hopwood, Julian ORCID: 0000-0003-3257-4992, James, Ocitti, Kinyera, Opiyo Dick, Lajul, Susan, Lucky, Auma and Okello, Joseph (2024) Collaborative autoethnography and reclaiming an African episteme: investigating “customary” ownership of natural resources. African Studies Review. ISSN 0002-0206

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Identification Number: 10.1017/asr.2023.112

Abstract

Collaborative autoethnography can function as a means of reclaiming certain African realities that have been co-opted by colonial epistemes and language. This can be significant in very concrete ways: northern Uganda is suffering a catastrophic loss of tree cover, much of which is taking place on the collective family landholdings that academia and the development sector have categorized as “customary land.” A collaboration by ten members of such landholding families, known as the Acholi Land Lab, explores what “customary ownership” means to them and their relatives, with a view to understanding what may be involved in promoting sustainable domestic use of natural resources, including trees.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/african-st...
Additional Information: © 2024 The Author(s)
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2024 00:11
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2024 01:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/122072

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