Paradoxes of power and culture in an old periphery: Surma, 1974-1998

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Paradoxes of power and culture in an old periphery: Surma, 1974-1998

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: Paradoxes of power and culture in an old periphery: Surma, 1974-1998
Author: Abbink,J.
Start Page: 155
End Page: 172
Publisher: James Currey, Oxford
Issue Date: 2002
Keywords: Ethiopia
Ethiopia; ethnic identity; Suri; history; ethnic groups
Abstract: This chapter discusses the dynamics of interaction between the Ethiopan political centre and the Surma or Suri people, a small group of independent agro-pastoralists located in the Maji border area of South-West Ethiopia, from 1974 to 1998. In this period the Suri provide an example of how allegedly 'marginal' populations were challenged, if not forced, to break out of their peripheral condition into one of engagement and co-optation that necessitated indigenous responses to an encroaching 'modernity'. Notes. [ASC Leiden abstract]
Editor(s): Donham,D.
Other Identifiers: oai:ascleiden.nl:075287668:1749
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/9644
 

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