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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert)
The principles of alliance formation between Konso
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Man -- Vol. 5, no. 2
Published By: Original publisher
Man -- Vol. 5, no. 2
London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain
and Ireland, etc.. 1970. 258-280 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
C. R. Hallpike
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Community structure (621);
Inter-community relations (628);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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 conventional view of kinship as a basis of lasting inter-group solidarity,
the most friction was observed among towns that held senior-junior relationships.
Consequently, the degree of alliance among towns appears inversely related to both
structural and spatial distance. Relations among the different Konso villages were dynamic,
greatly influenced by each town's pragmatic calculations of the costs and benefits of
political alliance with other towns.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
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).
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)