This article discusses the British deployment of metaphors of adolescence in late colonial Uganda. Topics include the psychological, physiological, sociological and anthropological implications of a modern stage of adolescent life, the presence and persistence of ideas of adolescence in the country, and British engagement in developmental politics and institutions.

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Copyright © 2017 Journal of the History of Ideas. This article first appeared in Journal of the History of Ideas 78:1 (2017), 117-136.

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