Bad guys, good life : an ethnography of morality and change in Kisekka Market (Kampala, Uganda) / Anna Baral.
- Uppsala [Sweden] : Uppsala Universitet,  , ©2018
- Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Uppsala studies in cultural anthropology ; 0348-5099 58.
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Uppsala studies in cultural anthropology, 0348-5099 ; no 58
321 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
- Kampala (Uganda) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Markets -- Uganda -- Kampala.
Street vendors -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Uganda -- Kampala.
Uganda -- Kampala.
- Local subjects:
- dissertations (form)
- "Based on ethnographic data gathered over a period of almost three years, this dissertation scrutinizes the everyday lives of informal workers selling auto parts in Kisekka Market, central Kampala. Its ambition is to understand how the workers navigated a highly moralized environment in today's Uganda, where the supposed moral deterioration of society is passionaltely discussed in public and in private ... The workers were perceived by external observers as morally ambiguous for their supposed instrumentality in riots and violent crimes in Kampala. Their notoriousness increased for the fact that they were men, often uneducated, and therefore, in pubic discourse, potentially threatening. Consequently, they were referred to as bayaaye, translated as hooligans or bad guys, and this label defined their relations with customers from all parts of Kampala and Uganda."--Page 4 of cover.
- doctoral Uppsala University 2018
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-321).
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