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Title:Conflict, age & power in North East Africa: age systems in transition
Editors:Kurimoto, EiseiISNI
Simonse, SimonISNI
Series:Eastern African studies
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:0852552521; 082141240X; 0821412418; 0852552513
Geographic terms:Sudan
East Africa
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Abstract:The studies included in this volume were initially presented at a symposium on 'East African age systems in transition: contemporary political and military contexts', held in Osaka, 28 November - 3 December 1995. Topics examined are: regional age systems which cross linguistic and political boundaries, the decline and extinction of some age systems and the persistence of others, the way women are included or excluded from the systems, and the politicization and militarization of age systems in national political conflicts and civil wars. Contributions: Introduction (Simon Simonse & Eisei Kurimoto) - Resonance of age systems in southeastern Sudan (Eisei Kurimoto) - Age, conflict & power in the 'monyomiji' age systems (Simon Simonse) - Brothers in arms: military aspects of East African age-class systems in historical perspective (John Lamphear) - Generational systems on the threshold of the third millennium: an anthropological perspective (Serge A.M. Tornay) - 'Gada' systems on the meta-ethnic level: Gabbra/Boran/Garre interactions in the Kenyan/Ethiopian borderland (GŁnther Schlee) - Women's age categories in a male-dominated society: the case of the Chamus of Kenya (Kaori Kawai) - Age systems & modes of predatory expansion (Paul Spencer) - Peacemakers, prophets, chiefs & warriors: age-set antagonism as a factor of political change among the Kipsigis of Kenya (Toru Komma) - The Rendille & the adaptive strategies of East African pastoralists (Shun Sato) - Two extinct age systems among the Iteso (Nobuhiro Nagashima).