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The Resource Initiating change in highland Ethiopia : causes and consequences of cultural transformation, Dena Freeman, (electronic resource)

Initiating change in highland Ethiopia : causes and consequences of cultural transformation, Dena Freeman, (electronic resource)

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Initiating change in highland Ethiopia : causes and consequences of cultural transformation
Title
Initiating change in highland Ethiopia
Title remainder
causes and consequences of cultural transformation
Statement of responsibility
Dena Freeman
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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? In this 2002 book, Dena Freeman focuses on 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 organization 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.--
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Freeman, Dena
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Gamo (African people)
  • Social change
  • Gamo (African people)
Label
Initiating change in highland Ethiopia : causes and consequences of cultural transformation, Dena Freeman, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511489525
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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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
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CR9780511489525
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521818544
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103602878
Label
Initiating change in highland Ethiopia : causes and consequences of cultural transformation, Dena Freeman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511489525
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
CR9780511489525
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521818544
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103602878

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