Konso : MP17.

This collection of 10 documents covers a range of cultural, historical and economic information on the Konso people of southwestern Ethiopia. Time coverage of the documents largely spans from 1897, when the Konso were incorporated into the Ethiopian empire, to the early-2000s; Hallpike (2008) provid...

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Corporate Author: Human Relations Area Files, inc.
Other Authors: Amborn, Hermann., Ellison, James Gordon., Hallpike, C. R., Kluckhohn, Richard., Shinohara, Tōru, 1945-, Watson, Elizabeth E., 1968-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 2016-
Series:eHRAF World Cultures. Africa.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:This collection of 10 documents covers a range of cultural, historical and economic information on the Konso people of southwestern Ethiopia. Time coverage of the documents largely spans from 1897, when the Konso were incorporated into the Ethiopian empire, to the early-2000s; Hallpike (2008) provides significant historical reconstruction back to the sixteenth century. Ethnographic fieldwork for the documents in this collection was carried out primarily during the 1960s and over the decade following the1991 government changeover in Ethiopia. The most comprehensive source in the collection is an ethnographic account by the anthropologist Christopher R. Hallpike (2008), who conducted fieldwork among the Konso in 1965-1967, followed by a brief visit in 1997. The book demonstrates the ways traditional Konso values that emphasize communal life and masculinity lent coherence to other salient features of Konso culture and society. The most important features include a unique settlement pattern consisting of stoned walled, compact towns, internally divided not just into individual homesteads and wards, but also well-tended communal ritual spaces and men's houses decorated with clusters of standing stones and anthropomorphic wooden grave figures commemorating battles and home-town veterans.
Item Description:Title from Web page (viewed November 7, 2016).
This portion of eHRAF world cultures was first released in 2016.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.