Johnson, Douglas H. (Douglas Hamilton), 1949-. Tribal boundaries and border wars: Nuer-Dinka relations in the Sobat and Zaraf Valleys, c. 1860-1976

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

Title: Tribal boundaries and border wars: Nuer-Dinka relations in the Sobat and Zaraf Valleys, c. 1860-1976

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of African history -- Vol. 23

Published By: Original publisher Journal of African history -- Vol. 23 [London, New York]: Cambridge University Press. 1982. 183-203 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Douglas H. Johnson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Nuer (FJ22)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External migration (167); Inter-ethnic relations (629); External relations (648); Warfare (726);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Johnson has dug into colonial archives to refute Evans-Pritchard's depiction of Nuer-Dinka relations as hostile. Johnson argues that raiding was selective and intermarriage between Dinka and Nuer created extensive affinal relations that produced accord between groups. During the Nuer expansion across the White Nile in the 19th century, prophets rose to forge new moral communities, which included members from both tribes. Evans-Pritichard carried out his fieldwork around the time of the Nuer Settlements which was a misguided government effort to separate Nuer and Dinka and create culturally homogenous 'traditional' homelands. Also, they tried unsuccessfully to move Dinka and Nuer populations into different provinces. The governments of each province exclusively supported the interests of either the Nuer or Dinka exacerbating the contentious elements of Nuer-Dinka relations.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 19

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. fj22-019

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1975-1991

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1860-1976

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) southern Sudan

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


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