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Title:Peace and milk, drought and war: Somali culture, society and politics: essays in honour of I.M. Lewis
Editors:Hoehne, Markus V.
Luling, VirginiaISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Hurst & Company
ISBN:1849040443; 9781849040440; 1849040451; 9781849040457
Geographic term:Somalia
Subjects:Somali studies
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About person:Ioan Myrddin Lewis (1930-)ISNI
Abstract:Collection of essays presented to I.M. Lewis, 'founding father' of Somali Studies, on his eightieth birthday. They are: Introduction: Lewis and the remaining challenges in Somali studies (Markus V. Hoehne, Virginia Luling); Reflections 1943-1963 (John Drysdale); Benign neglect versus 'La grande Somalia': the colonial legacy and the post-colonial Somali State (Gérard Prunier); 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); 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)); 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); 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 (Martin Orwin, Mohamed Hashi Dhama 'Gaarriye'); Cabdillahi Suldaan Maxamed Timocadde (1920-1973): the man with the roaring voice, looking like a lion (Boobe Yusuf Duale); 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); The structure of coordination in Somali (Annarita Puglielli); Somali (nick)names and their meanings (Markus V. Hoehne, Muuse Cali Faruur, Axmed Cabdullahi Du'aale); 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); and Published works of Ioan M. Lewis. [ASC Leiden abstract].