Type
Partie ou chapitre de livre
Titre
Negotiating indigenousness. Citizenship and the struggle for papers of the Maragoli community in Uganda
Dans
Identification and Citizenship in Africa. Biometrics, the Documentary State and Bureaucratic Writings of the Self
Auteur(s)
PERROT Sandrine - Centre de recherches internationales (Auteur)
OWACHI Gerald - (Auteur)
SNOW William - (Traducteur)
AWENENGO DALBERTO Séverine - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
BANEGAS Richard - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Éditeur
London : Routledge
Pages
274 - 278 p.
ISBN
9781003053293
Mots clés
Uganda, identity papers, citizenship, biometrics, Maragoli
Résumé
EN
Since 2014 in Uganda, 15,000 people defined or self-defined as Maragoli have not obtained a biometric identity card. Having migrated from Kenya in the 1950s, the Maragoli were not included on the constitutional list of so-called indigenous groups. Their quest for citizenship has prompted a ‘self-documentation’ effort, involving the production of an origin narrative, a self-census, the collection of historical archives, and booklets of official correspondence, to document their request for recognition of indigenousness. This contribution examines how identificatory policies in a context of bureaucratization and biometrization of legal identities have had a profound impact on the social fabric, on practices, and on representations of the collective identity, of self and citizenship. Paradoxically, through the materialization of identity technology, people are counted, identified, and categorized, but also negotiate their identity.

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