Author Hamer, John H
Title Humane Development : Participation and Change among the Sadama of Ethiopia
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 1987
©1987
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Descript 1 online resource (297 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- A Note on Orthography -- 1. Introduction -- Participation in Development -- Fieldwork and Methods -- 2. The People and Their Environment -- The People -- Environmental Setting -- Communications -- Cultivation and Food Preparation -- Population and Settlement Distribution -- 3. Origins and History -- The Founding of Āletā -- Discussion -- 4. Kinship, Hierarchy, and Resource Distribution -- Clan, Lineage, and Community -- Property Distribution -- Mutuality and Seniority between and within Generations -- Hierarchy and Inequality -- Summary -- 5. Marriage and the Sexual Division of Labor -- Marriage and Linkages between Clans -- Polygyny -- Marriage Dissolution -- Marketing -- 6. Beliefs, Ritual, and Authority -- Deities, Mystical Origins, and Time -- Good and Evil -- Rituals and Symbolism -- 7. Authority and Social Control -- The Generational Class System -- Leadership -- Elders' Councils -- Discussion -- 8. The Process of Change -- Conquest and Incorporation into the Ethiopian State -- Government Administration and Legal Codes -- Impact of the Cash Economy -- Proselytism and Changing Beliefs -- Discussion -- 9. Self-Help Associations for Change -- Origins -- Organization and Recruitment -- Authority and Controls -- Government Influence -- Limitations -- Appraisal and Comparison -- 10. Theories of Development and the Future of the Self-Help Movement -- Theoretical Formulations -- Application of Theories to the Sadāma -- The 1974 Revolution -- The Future -- 11. Conclusion -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
"Hamer has produced a very well-written ethnographic analysis of development and change among the Sadama, a Cushitic-speaking people living along the Rift Valley...The analysis attempts to show how traditional modes of decision making and living adapt to or are adapted to impinging forces of modernization.  Hamer's emphasis on humane development is highly appropriate and his analysis is very successful.  The focus on inevitable and constant change, and the continuing evolution of the society, makes this study a particularly useful one because the lessons of the Sadama can be generalized far beyond the boundaries of East Africa.  The Sadama's particularistic history is of course unique to this group but the patterns of adaption are far more broadly applicable."-Academic Library Book Review
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Link Print version: Hamer, John H. Humane Development : Participation and Change among the Sadama of Ethiopia Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,c1987 9780817303020
Subject Sidamo (African people);Acculturation -- Ethiopia -- Case studies.;Rural development -- Ethiopia -- Case studies
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