The Resource Initiating change in highland Ethiopia : the causes and consequences of cultural transformation, Dena Freeman

Initiating change in highland Ethiopia : the causes and consequences of cultural transformation, Dena Freeman

Label
Initiating change in highland Ethiopia : the causes and consequences of cultural transformation
Title
Initiating change in highland Ethiopia
Title remainder
the causes and consequences of cultural transformation
Statement of responsibility
Dena Freeman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In a rural community in southern Ethiopia, there are two types of rituals performed by the same people. Historical evidence suggests that one has shown remarkable stability over the years, while the other has undergone massive transformations. External factors are the same, so how is this to be explained? Dena Freeman focuses on new ethnographical and historical data from the Gamo Highlands of southern Ethiopia to tackle the question of cultural change and transformation. She uses a comparative perspective and contrasts the continuity in sacrificial rituals with the rapid divergence and differentiation in initiations
  • Freeman argues that although external change drives internal cultural transformation, the way in which it does is greatly influenced by the structural organisation of the cultural systems themselves. This insight leads to a rethinking of the analytic tension between structure and agency that is at the heart of contemporary anthropological theory."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CSL
Dewey number
303.4/0963
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT380.4.G19
LC item number
F74 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Initiating change in highland Ethiopia : the causes and consequences of cultural transformation, Dena Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-178) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : theorising change -- The recent history of the Gamo Highlands -- Production and reproduction -- The sacrificial system -- The Initiatory system -- Experiencing change -- Assemblies and incremental cultural change -- Transformation versus devolution : the organisational dynamics of change
Control code
ocm55638467
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511042805
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21995904
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55638467
  • pebcs0511042809

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