Ellison, James. "Everyone can do as he wants": economic liberalization and emergent forms of antipathy in southern Ethiopia

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: "Everyone can do as he wants": economic liberalization and emergent forms of antipathy in southern Ethiopia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American ethnologist -- Vol. 33, no. 4

Published By: Original publisher American ethnologist -- Vol. 33, no. 4 Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. 2006. 665-686 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication James Ellison

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Konso (MP17)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Community structure (621); Inter-community relations (628); Classes (565); Castes (564); Occupational specialization (463); Tillage (241); Avoidance and taboo (784); Social personality (156); Status, role, and prestige (554); Regulation of marriage (582); Ingroup antagonisms (578);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Beginning in 1991, the new Ethiopian government sought to liberalize markets and devolve state powers to ethnically-based regional and local administrative units. This article discusses the ways these policies reconfigured historically asymmetrical relations between two major occupational groups in Konso society. One was a class of agricultural families who held land and viewed themselves of superior rank. The other was a class of subordinate and endogamous caste groups who earned their living through labor as craftspeople and retail traders. These historically marginalized groups took advantage of new market opportunities to earn more income from selling crafts, and providing roadside commercial houses and services. The improved wellbeing of these groups motivated ambitious cultivators to engage themselves in formerly despised occupations, including retail trade and craft production. The blurring of hereditary occupational identities and status has generated unresolved social antagonisms.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. mp17-008

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 682-686)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 2001-2002

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1991-2002

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Konso Special Woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Ethiopia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Konso (African people)


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