Disaster, relief and political change in southern Ethiopia : developments from within Suri society

TitleDisaster, relief and political change in southern Ethiopia : developments from within Suri society
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsG.J. Abbink
EditorJ. Sorenson
Secondary TitleDisaster and development in the Horn of Africa
Pagination151 - 170
Date Published1995///
PublisherMacmillan Press
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
Keywords1991, Africa, Ethiopia, Ethnic groups, famine, fieldwork, identity, Political change, southern ethiopia, Suri
Abstract

This chapter describes responses to the ecological crisis and political changes in Ethiopia in the early 1990s among the Suri, an agropastoral group in Käfa Region, southern Ethiopia. Data are derived from fieldwork carried out in the area after the change of regime in 1991. Attention is paid to environmental conditions and the Suri subsistence system, relations between the Suri and neighbouring ethnic groups, drought and famine in the area, in particular in the 1980s, and the Suri attitude towards the interventions of outside agencies, interethnic conflict in the period 1984-1993, Suri recovery and adaptation in the early 1990s, and the effects of drought, famine, and political upheaval on Suri socioeconomic organization, local political relations, and ethnic identities and interethnic relations. Bibliogr., notes, ref

IR handle/ Full text URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1887/9091
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