Changing Identifications and Alliances in North-east Africa: by Günther Schlee,Elizabeth E. Watson

By Günther Schlee,Elizabeth E. Watson

Forms of team id play a famous function in daily lives and politics in north-east Africa. those volumes supply an interdisciplinary account of the character and value of ethnic, spiritual, and nationwide identification in north-east Africa. Case stories from Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya illustrate the way in which that identities are shaped and alter through the years, and the way neighborhood, nationwide, and overseas politics are interwoven. particular consciousness is paid to the impression of recent weaponry, new applied sciences, non secular conversion, nutrition and land shortages, overseas borders, civil struggle, and displacement on staff identities. Drawing at the services of anthropologists, historians and geographers, those volumes offer an important account of a society profoundly formed by way of identification politics and give a contribution to a greater knowing of the character of clash and struggle, and different types of alliance and peacemaking, therefore delivering a finished portrait of this stricken region.

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