Ritual and political forms of violent practice among the Suri of southern Ethiopia

TitleRitual and political forms of violent practice among the Suri of southern Ethiopia
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsG.J. Abbink
EditorT. Young
Secondary TitleReadings in African politics in Africa
Pagination80 - 89
Date Published2004///
PublisherJames Currey
Place PublishedOxford
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAfrica, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, gender, Kenya, Political change, politics, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, youth, Zambia

This reader on African politics contains texts from journals and books published in the 1980s and 1990s, arranged in sections on the modern African State (contributions by Aristide Zolberg, Robert H. Bates, Goran Hyden, Robert H. Jackson & Carl G. Rosberg, Robert Fatton, Jr, Jean-François Bayart, Mahmood Mamdani, and Patrick Chabal & Jean-Pascal Daloz), dimensions of conflict (contributions by Roy May on Chad, Margaret Hall & Tom Young on Mozambique, Toyin Falola on Nigeria, Jon Abbink on Ethiopia, and Rémy Bazenguissa-Ganga on Congo-Brazzaville), the local and the traditional (contributions by Mitzi Goheen on Cameroon, John Hamer on Ethiopia, Richard Fanthorpe on Sierra Leone, and Sten Hagberg on Burkina Faso), the politics of new social forces (contributions by Mamadou Diouf on Senegal's urban youth, Ronald Kassimir on the Catholic Church in Uganda, Aili Mari Tripp on the urban informal economy in Tanzania, and Bessie House-Midamba on gender and associational life in Kenya), and political change (contributions by Jocelyn Alexander on Mozambique, Sally Falk Moore on Tanzania, Wim van Binsbergen on Zambia and Botswana, Mikael Karlström on Uganda, and Adam Ashforth on South Africa). The introduction by Tom Young outlines how the debate on African politics has changed and what has shaped it. [ASC Leiden abstract]

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