Watson, Elizabeth E., 1968-. Making a living in the postsocialist periphery: struggles between farmers and traders in Konso, Ethiopia

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Paragraph Subjects (OCM)

Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Making a living in the postsocialist periphery: struggles between farmers and traders in Konso, Ethiopia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Africa -- Vol. 76, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Africa -- Vol. 76, no. 1 London: Oxford University Press. 2006. 70-87 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Elizabeth E. Watson

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); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Congregations (794); Religious intolerance and martyrs (798); Social relationships and groups (571); Friendships (572); Form and rules of government (642); Citizenship (641); Real property (423); Retail marketing (443); Status, role, and prestige (554); Lineages (613); Age stratification (561); Government regulation (656); Community heads (622); Acculturation and culture contact (177);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Following the advent of a new Ethiopian government in 1991, the traditional Konso homeland was constituted into an autonomous, self-governing administrative district. This article discusses the local consequences of the new regime’s policy emphasis on democracy, grassroots participation and, to some extent, market liberalization. One of the most important legacies of these policies has been transformation in the social standing and economic fortunes of a class of villagers who earned their living primarily from retail trade. Traditionally, these traders were regarded as an endogamous caste group, subordinate to farmers. The traders took advantage of economic liberalization and external trade links to earn more income, which they invested in buying agricultural land and building roadside commercial houses. This change reconfigured local power relations in favor of traders.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

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. mp17-009

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. 85-86)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1996-2002

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 Ethnologist-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) Gamole, Konso Special Woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia

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


Copy and paste a formatted citation or use one of the links below to export the citation to your chosen bibliographic manager.

Export a Citation