The Resource Peace and milk, drought and war : Somali culture, society, and politics : essays in honour of I.M. Lewis, edited by Markus V. Hoehne and Virginia Luling

Peace and milk, drought and war : Somali culture, society, and politics : essays in honour of I.M. Lewis, edited by Markus V. Hoehne and Virginia Luling

Label
Peace and milk, drought and war : Somali culture, society, and politics : essays in honour of I.M. Lewis
Title
Peace and milk, drought and war
Title remainder
Somali culture, society, and politics : essays in honour of I.M. Lewis
Statement of responsibility
edited by Markus V. Hoehne and Virginia Luling
Title variation
Milk and peace
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The contributions to this volume, a timely collection of papers in honor of loan Lewis, read like a Who's Who of Somali studies. Markus Hoehne and Virginia Luling have mobilized many reputed scholars for this volume, but far from it being a ritualized homage to its subject, the collection actively engages with Lewis's work. Many of the authors take up the ideas of Lewis, the unquestioned doyen of studies on Somalia, and thereby prove the vitality and continued relevance of his findings to the country's society, politics, and culture."
  • I.M. Lewis, anthropologist and historian, is widely considered to be the greatest researcher to chart the origins and development of Somalia. In this volume, established and emerging scholars review Lewis's work, along with the findings of others, and advance new, groundbreaking methods and unprecedented topics
  • Contributors tackle the impact of colonial powers, such as Britain and Italy; Somali poetic heritage and its relationship with politics; variations between northern/pastoral and southern/agropastoral populations within Somali culture; the significance of clanship, including its influence on livestock trading networks; the origin and nature of Somali "total genealogy"; the political future of the country following the breakdown of the centralized state; and the role of the Somali diaspora. Chapters explain "spirit possession cults," the study of which Lewis helped to establish, and the intricacies of Somali language, names, and terms of kinship. A thorough introduction details the trajectory of Lewis's career and the extent of his legacy after five decades of scholarship. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT402.2
LC item number
.P43 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lewis, I. M
  • Höhne, Markus Virgil
  • Luling, Virginia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Somalia
  • Somalia
  • Somalia
  • Somalia
  • Somalia
  • Civilization
  • Political science
  • Ethnologie
  • Gesellschaft
  • Politik
  • Politik
  • Gesellschaft
  • Kultur
Label
Peace and milk, drought and war : Somali culture, society, and politics : essays in honour of I.M. Lewis, edited by Markus V. Hoehne and Virginia Luling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lewis and the Remaining Challenges in Somali Studies / Virginia Luling -- PART I: THE COLONIAL PERIOD AND TODAY -- Reflections 1943-63 / John Drysdale -- Benign Neglect versus La Grande Somalia: the Colonial Legacy and the Post-colonial Somali State / Gerard Prunier -- PART II: CLAN POLITICS, PASTORAL ECONOMY AND CHANGE -- Speculations on the Historical Origins of the 'Total Somali Genealogy' / Lee V. Cassanelli -- Trade, Lineages, Inequalities: Twists in the Northern Somali Path to Modernity / Luca Ciabarri -- The Question of Ethnicity in Somali Studies: The Case of Somali Bantu Identity / Ken Menkhaus -- The Political Anthropology of 'Pastoral Democracy': Scope and Limitations of a PoliticaL Ecology -- Marcel Djama -- PART III: ISLAM -- Political Islam in Somali History / Hussein M. Adam -- Women, Islamists and the Military Regime in Somalia: The New Family Law and its Implications / Abdurahman M. Abdullahi (Baadiyow) -- PART IV: SPIRIT POSSESSION -- Spirits and the Human World in Northern Somalia / Marja Tiilikainen -- A Saar Gaamuri in Somalia: Spirit Possession as Expression of Women's Autonomy? / Anita Adam -- PART V: POETRY -- Somalia: A Nation's Literary Death Tops Its Political Demise / Said S. Samatar -- The Politics of Poetry in the Horn of Africa: a Case Study in Macro-level and Micro-level Tradition / John William Johnson -- Virtual Geminates in the Metre of Somali Poetry / Mohamed Hashi Dhama'Gaarriye' -- Cabdillahi Suldaan Maxamed Timocadde (1920-1973): The Man with the Roaring Voice, Looking like a Lion / Boobe Yusuf Duale -- PART VI: CULTURAL VARIATIONS -- Language Marginalisation, Ethnic Nationalism, and Cultural Crisis in Somalia / Mohamed Haji Mukhtar -- Farmers from Arabia: the Role of Gibil Cad Groups in the Interior of Southern Somalia / Virginia Luling -- PART VII: LANGUAGE -- The Structure of Coordination in Somali / Annarita Puglielli -- Somali (Nick)Names and their Meanings / Axmed Cabdullahi Duaale -- PART VIII: CONCLUSION -- Reflections on the Somali State: What Went Wrong and Why it might not Matter / Sally Healy -- The Social Anthropologist as Historian: Ioan Lewis as Chronicler of Somalia / Charles Geshekter -- Published Works of Ioan M. Lewis
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 437 pages
Isbn
9780231701747
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)500818339
  • (OCoLC)ocn500818339
Label
Peace and milk, drought and war : Somali culture, society, and politics : essays in honour of I.M. Lewis, edited by Markus V. Hoehne and Virginia Luling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lewis and the Remaining Challenges in Somali Studies / Virginia Luling -- PART I: THE COLONIAL PERIOD AND TODAY -- Reflections 1943-63 / John Drysdale -- Benign Neglect versus La Grande Somalia: the Colonial Legacy and the Post-colonial Somali State / Gerard Prunier -- PART II: CLAN POLITICS, PASTORAL ECONOMY AND CHANGE -- Speculations on the Historical Origins of the 'Total Somali Genealogy' / Lee V. Cassanelli -- Trade, Lineages, Inequalities: Twists in the Northern Somali Path to Modernity / Luca Ciabarri -- The Question of Ethnicity in Somali Studies: The Case of Somali Bantu Identity / Ken Menkhaus -- The Political Anthropology of 'Pastoral Democracy': Scope and Limitations of a PoliticaL Ecology -- Marcel Djama -- PART III: ISLAM -- Political Islam in Somali History / Hussein M. Adam -- Women, Islamists and the Military Regime in Somalia: The New Family Law and its Implications / Abdurahman M. Abdullahi (Baadiyow) -- PART IV: SPIRIT POSSESSION -- Spirits and the Human World in Northern Somalia / Marja Tiilikainen -- A Saar Gaamuri in Somalia: Spirit Possession as Expression of Women's Autonomy? / Anita Adam -- PART V: POETRY -- Somalia: A Nation's Literary Death Tops Its Political Demise / Said S. Samatar -- The Politics of Poetry in the Horn of Africa: a Case Study in Macro-level and Micro-level Tradition / John William Johnson -- Virtual Geminates in the Metre of Somali Poetry / Mohamed Hashi Dhama'Gaarriye' -- Cabdillahi Suldaan Maxamed Timocadde (1920-1973): The Man with the Roaring Voice, Looking like a Lion / Boobe Yusuf Duale -- PART VI: CULTURAL VARIATIONS -- Language Marginalisation, Ethnic Nationalism, and Cultural Crisis in Somalia / Mohamed Haji Mukhtar -- Farmers from Arabia: the Role of Gibil Cad Groups in the Interior of Southern Somalia / Virginia Luling -- PART VII: LANGUAGE -- The Structure of Coordination in Somali / Annarita Puglielli -- Somali (Nick)Names and their Meanings / Axmed Cabdullahi Duaale -- PART VIII: CONCLUSION -- Reflections on the Somali State: What Went Wrong and Why it might not Matter / Sally Healy -- The Social Anthropologist as Historian: Ioan Lewis as Chronicler of Somalia / Charles Geshekter -- Published Works of Ioan M. Lewis
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 437 pages
Isbn
9780231701747
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)500818339
  • (OCoLC)ocn500818339

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