Markus Höhne and Virginia Luling (Editors)

Milk and Peace - Drought and War: Somali Culture, Society and Politics

2010, Hurst

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.

Sekretariat

Annette Halbig

Tel 0341 97 37 220
Fax 0341 97 37 229 Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!
Öffnungszeiten:
Mo-Do 11-16 Uhr
ACHTUNG: von 11. - 27.
August geschlossen

Newsletter

Hier können Sie sich für unseren Newsletter eintragen und erhalten aktuelle Infos zum Institut und Veranstaltungen. // This newsletter provides you with up-to-date information about the institute and forthcoming events.