Changing Identifications and Alliances in North-East Africa: v. 1 Ethiopia and Kenya (inbunden)
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v. 1 Ethiopia and Kenya
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Changing Identifications and Alliances in North-East Africa: v. 1 Ethiopia and Kenya (inbunden)

Changing Identifications and Alliances in North-East Africa: v. 1 Ethiopia and Kenya

Volume I: Ethiopia and Kenya

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Forms of group identity play a prominent role in everyday lives and politics in northeast Africa. Case studies from Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya illustrate the way that identities are formed and change over time, and how local, national, and international politics are interwoven. Specific attention is paid to the impact of modern weaponry, new technologies, religious conversion, food and land shortages, international borders, civil war, and displacement on group identities. Drawing on the expertise of anthropologists, historians and geographers, these volumes provide a significant account of a society profoundly shaped by identity politics and contribute to a better understanding of the nature of conflict and war, and forms of alliance and peacemaking, thus providing a comprehensive portrait of this troubled region.
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- an excellent introduction to the region and its interconnected peoples, as well as a useful guide to ethnographical approaches applied by international scholarship. ... It brings sharp insights into the pragmatism of 'traditional identities' as small-scale societies cope - mostly remarkably successfully - with historical values, the vicissitudes of daily life, and the deep but varying impact of modern states that claim them as 'subject-citizens.' ... This is a really worthwhile volume with much to offer at first reading, and as a future reference source of ethnographic description of great historical value.A" * Cedric Barnes, SOAS/Africa Research Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Gunther Schlee is currently the director of the Department of Integration and Conflict at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. His publications include Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya (International African Institute, 1989), How Enemies are Made (Berghahn, 2008), Rendille Proverbs in their Social and Legal Context (with Karaba Sahado) and Boran Proverbs in their Cultural Context (with Abdullahi Shongolo) (both Cologne: Rudiger Koppe). Elizabeth E. Watson is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Recent publications include: 'Local Community, Legitimacy, and Cultural Authenticity in Postconflict Natural Resource Management: Ethiopia and Mozambique' in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2006 (with R. Black), and 'Making a Living in the Post-Socialist Periphery: Konso, Ethiopia' in Africa, 2006.


List of Maps, Plates, Figures and Tables List of Abbreviations Notes on Contributors Introduction Gunther Schlee Introduction: Space and Time: Introduction to the Geography and Political History Gunther Schlee and Elizabeth E. Watson Part I: Identification and Insecurity in the Lower Omo Valley Chapter 1. The Fate of the Suri: Conflict and Social Decline on the South-west Ethiopian Frontier Jon Abbink Chapter 2. Resistance and Bravery: On Social Meanings of Guns in South-west Ethiopia Ken Masuda Chapter 3. Modernization in the Lower Omo Valley and Adjacent Marches of Eastern Equatoria, Sudan: 1991-2000 Serge Tornay Part II: Institutions of Identification and Networks of Alliance among Rift Valley Agriculturalists Chapter 4. Burji: Versatile by Tradition Hermann Amborn Chapter 5. The Significance of the Oral Traditions of the Burji for Perceiving and Shaping their Inter-ethnic Relations Alexander Kellner Chapter 6. Mobility, Knowledge and Power: Craftsmen in the Borderland Hermann Amborn Part III: Land, Identification and the State in Ethiopia Chapter 7. 'We Have Been Sold': Competing with the State and Dealing with Others Tadesse Wolde Gossa Chapter 8. Identity, Encroachment and Ethnic Relations: the Gumuz and their Neighbours in North-Western Ethiopia Wolde-Selassie Abbute Chapter 9. Debates over Culture in Konso since Decentralization (1991) Elizabeth E. Watson Chapter 10. Changing Alliances of Guji-Oromo and their Neighbours: State Policies and Local Factors Taddesse Berisso Part IV: Pastoralists in the Kenya-Ethiopia Borderlands Chapter 11. Changing Alliances among the Boran, Garre and Gabra in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia Gunther Schlee Chapter 12. Roads to Nowhere: Nomadic Understandings of Space and Ethnicity John C. Wood Bibliography Index