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Culture Summary
essay 2016 Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert)

KonsoAfrica > Eastern Africa
This is a culture summary of the Konso people. Information is presented on major aspects of Konso culture....
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The status of craftsmen among the Konso of south-west Ethiopia
article 1968 Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert)

KonsoAfrica > Eastern Africa
This article discusses the social status in traditional Konso society of a class of artisans, consisting of blacksmiths, weavers, potters, and tanners. It is proposed that the low status of these occupational groups has to do with longstanding and ir...
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The principles of alliance formation between Konso towns
article 1970 Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert)

KonsoAfrica > Eastern Africa
This article examines the principles governing inter-community alliances. It shows that Konso towns are related to one another both structurally and historically. Junior towns are established by migrants from a senior town. Contrary to the convention...
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Konso agriculture
article 1970 Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert)

KonsoAfrica > Eastern Africa
This article argues that Konso agriculture constitutes a unique set of land use and labor exchange practices well-suited to the area’s mountainous terrain, water scarcity and depleted soils. Included are descriptions of the construction of erosion-pr...
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The Konso of Ethiopia
Book 2008 Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert)

KonsoAfrica > Eastern Africa
This book examines the ways traditional Konso values gave coherence to their social institutions and religious rituals. Emphasis on the values of communal life and masculinity led to the continuity of a unique settlement pattern consisting of compact...
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