• Philosophy

The Majangir

Ecology and Society of a Southwest Ethiopian People
Author: Jack Stauder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521040853
Category: Philosophy
Page: 220
View: 1960
The Majangir live on the thickly forested slopes of the south-western edge of the Ethiopian plateau, between the Anuak of the plains and the Galla of the highlands. Their way of life is markedly different from that of their neighbours, and is well adapted to their habitat. They are agriculturalists and the structure of their society is loose and simple. They have no political leaders, the only individuals of any authority being ritual leaders whose influence is restricted. Domestic groups tend to farm plots adjacent to those of friends or kin, but the settlements remain small and constantly change in composition (as well as in location). In addition to farming, in which the men and women share the work, the men make occasional hunting and fishing trips, as well as spending quite a considerable amount of time tending and making bee hives. Dr Stauder examines the various social and spatial groupings of Majang society and demonstrates the intimate ecological relationship between these groupings and the system of slash and burn cultivation practised by the Majangir.

    • History

The Southern Marches of Imperial Ethiopia

Essays in History and Social Anthropology
Author: Donald Donham,Wendy James
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521322379
Category: History
Page: 308
View: 4010
This international collection of essays offers a unique approach to the understanding of imperial Ethiopia, out of which the present state was created by the 1974 revolution. After the 1880s, Abyssinia, under Menilek II, expanded its ancient heartland to incorporate vast new territories to the south. Here, for the first time, these regions are treated as an integral part of the empire. The book opens with an interpretation of nineteenth-century Abyssinia as an African political economy, rather than as a variant on European feudalism, and with an account of the north's impact on peoples of the new south. Case studies from the southern regions follow four by historians and four by anthropologists, each examining aspects of the relationship between imperial rule and local society. In revealing the region's diversity and the relationship of the periphery to the centre, the volume illuminates some of the problems faced by post-revolutionary Ethiopia.

    • History

Effects of Resettlement Schemes on the Biophysical and Human Environments

The Case of the Gambela Region, Ethiopia
Author: Mengistu Woube
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 158112483X
Category: History
Page: 168
View: 3777
This book focuses on the effects of resettlement schemes on the environment. The chapters of the book include: Theories, typologies and processes of settlement, resettlement and resettlement schemes in Africa and other countries; Effects of the 1960s, 70s and 80s resettlement schemes on the overall bio-physical and human environments and brief presentation on the ongoing resettlement programme in Ethiopia; Effects of the resettlements on the soil resources, water, vegetation, land-use and farming systems, fires, health and wildlife in Gambela Region. Most of the resettlement projects were designed on the basis of political motives, short-sighted economic gains in mind, and were not integrated to other development programmes. As a result, they have aggravated land-use and ethnic conflicts, environmental degradation, food insecurity and poverty. It can be reversed through environmental knowledge, regional integration, effective land-use planning, and conservation-based sustainable utilisation of the natural resources.

    • History

Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia

Author: David H. Shinn,Thomas P. Ofcansky
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810874571
Category: History
Page: 692
View: 4044
The Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia, Second Edition covers the history of Ethiopia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ethiopia.

    • Family & Relationships

Bartered Brides

Politics, Gender and Marriage in an Afghan Tribal Society
Author: Nancy Lindisfarne,Nancy Tapper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521381581
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 309
View: 1455
A detailed study of marriage among the Maduzai, a tribal society in Afghan Turkistan.

    • Social Science

The Rope of Moka

Big-men and Ceremonial Exchange in Mount Hagen New Guinea
Author: Andrew Strathern
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521079877
Category: Social Science
Page: 254
View: 4782
In the Mount Hagen area of central New Guinea, warfare has been replaced since the arrival of the Europeans by a vigorous development of moka, a competitive ceremonial exchange of wealth objects. The exchanges of pigs, shells and other valuables are interpreted as acting as a bond between groups, and as a means whereby individuals, notably the big-men, can maximize their status. Professor Strathern analyses the ways in which competition between big-men actually takes place, and the effects of this competition on the overall political system.

    • History

The Blue and the Green

A Cultural Ecological History of an Arizona Ranching Community
Author: Jack Stauder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780874179958
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 8340
An exploration of the transformative forces affecting ranching communities

    • Psychology

Rethinking Symbolism

Author: Dan Sperber
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521099677
Category: Psychology
Page: 153
View: 9243
An original study on the role that innate, cultural & individual factors play in symbolic knowledge. Argues against the prevailing seminological conception of symbols.

    • Foreign Language Study

Surmic languages and cultures

Author: Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal,Marco Last
Publisher: Koppe
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 458
View: 325

    • Social Science

Equisse D'une Théorie de la Pratique

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521291644
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 6698
Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power.

    • Social Science

Fifteen Generations of Bretons

Kinship and Society in Lower Brittany, 1720-1980
Author: Martine Segalen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 323
View: 6388

    • Social Science

Production and Reproduction

A Comparative Study of the Domestic Domain
Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521290883
Category: Social Science
Page: 157
View: 5945
An ambitious general study of the development of marriage, family and conjugal roles in the change from hoe to plough agriculture, relating African society to Asian and European.

    • Social Science

Buddhism and the Spirit Cults in North-East Thailand

Author: S. J. Tambiah
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521099585
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
View: 9367
Dr Tambiah describes the religious practices and beliefs of the people of a remote village in north-east Thailand, relating them to the wider context of the civilization in which they are embedded, and examining the relationship of the religious practices of the villagers to the classical Buddhist tradition. Because they have based their studies on the Sanskrit and Pali literature, Western observers have tended to dismiss much of the popular manifestation of Buddhism as debased. Dr Tambiah demonstrates that this judgement is misleading, and emphasizes that the contemporary village religion that he describes manifests continuities as well as transformations with respect to the classical literary tradition. The village religion is described primarily through ritual.

    • United States

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1950-1977

An American National Bibliography
Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 305

    • African languages

Studies in African Linguistics

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: African languages
Page: N.A
View: 2703

    • Monographic series

Titles in Series

Supplement to the ... edition
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Monographic series
Page: N.A
View: 9255