The Majangir

Ecology and Society of a Southwest Ethiopian People
Author: Jack Stauder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521040853
Category: Philosophy
Page: 220
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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.

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
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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.

The Southern Marches of Imperial Ethiopia

Essays in History and Social Anthropology
Author: Donald Lewis Donham,Wendy James
Publisher: James Currey Publishers
ISBN: 9780852557945
Category: Ethiopia
Page: 308
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Inter-disciplinary approach to Ethiopian imperial 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
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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.

Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia


Author: David H. Shinn,Thomas P. Ofcansky
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810874571
Category: History
Page: 692
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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.

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
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A detailed study of marriage among the Maduzai, a tribal society in Afghan Turkistan.

Surmic languages and cultures


Author: Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal,Marco Last
Publisher: Koppe
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 458
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Report for the Fiscal Years


Author: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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Choice

A Classified Cumulation : Volumes 1-10, March 1964--February 1974
Author: Richard K. Gardner,Phyllis Grumm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Fifteen Generations of Bretons

Kinship and Society in Lower Brittany, 1720-1980
Author: Martine Segalen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 323
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Journal of Anthropological Research


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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Series

AAAS to Intro Handbks
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835221061
Category:
Page: 1444
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Studies in African Linguistics

Supplement
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: African languages
Page: N.A
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Papers from the Eighth Conference on African Linguistics


Author: Martin Joel Mould,Thomas J. Hinnebusch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: African languages
Page: 234
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Journal of Ethiopian Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethiopia
Page: N.A
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Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Ethiopian Studies

Session B, April 13-16, 1978, Chicago USA
Author: Robert L. Hess
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethiopia
Page: 829
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Proceedings of the First United States Conference on Ethiopian Studies, Michigan State University, 2-5 May, 1973


Author: John T. Hinnant
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic development
Page: 454
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The Blue and the Green

A Cultural Ecological History of an Arizona Ranching Community
Author: Jack Stauder
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 1943859116
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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In The Blue and the Green, anthropologist Jack Stauder analyzes how large-scale political, social, and environmental processes have transformed ranching and rural life in the West. Focusing on the community of Blue, Arizona, Stauder details how the problems of overgrazing, erosion, and environmental stresses on the open range in the early twentieth century coincided with a push by the newly created US Forest Service to develop fenced grazing allotments on federal lands. Later in the twentieth century, with the enactment of the Endangered Species Act and other laws, the growing power of urban-based environmental groups resulted in the reduction of federal grazing leases throughout the West. The author combines historical research with oral interviews to explore the impact of these transformations on the ranchers residing in the Blue River Valley of eastern Arizona. Stauder gives voice to these ranchers, along with Forest Service personnel, environmental activists, scientists, and others involved with issues on “the Blue,” shedding light on how the ranchers’ rural way of life has changed dramatically over the course of the past century. This is a fascinating case study of the effects of increasing government regulations and the influence of outsiders on ranching communities in the American West.

Papers in Anthropology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
View: 677
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