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The Resource Living terraces in Ethiopia : Konso landscape, culture, & development, Elizabeth E. Watson, Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Living terraces in Ethiopia : Konso landscape, culture, & development, Elizabeth E. Watson, Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

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Living terraces in Ethiopia : Konso landscape, culture, & development
Title
Living terraces in Ethiopia
Title remainder
Konso landscape, culture, & development
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth E. Watson, Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Title variation
Konso landscape, culture, & development
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Terraced agricultural landscapes in Africa are remarkable feats of human engineering and social organization, enabling the conservation of soil and water and the cultivation of food. Indigenous terraced landscapes are all the more valuable because they have been produced by the people themselves and maintained for several hundred years, evidencing a valuable degree of sustainability. Yet until this book, there have been few accounts of how such landscapes in Africa are produced and maintained over time. Taking a period of approximately a hundred years, Living Terraces is both an ethnography and history of the terraces of Konso in southern Ethiopia. It traces the way Konso agriculture and landscape has been produced and managed in close relationship with broader changes in Konsopolitical and cultural lives. In shedding new light on the relationships between landscapes, livelihoods, culture and development, the book demonstrates the embeddedness of social institutions in areas of social, cultural, religious and political life, showing that social institutions cannot easily be abstracted, replicated or used instrumentally for development purposes. The result is a call foran approach to social institutions, so vital to development, which centralizes a study of culture, history and power in the analysis. ELIZABETH E. WATSON is a Lecturer in the Department ofGeography, University of Cambridge
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1968-
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Watson, Elizabeth E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Eastern Africa series
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  • Terracing
  • Konso (African people)
  • Terracing
  • Konso (African people)
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Konso Special Woreda (Ethiopia)
  • Konso Special Woreda (Ethiopia)
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Economic history
  • Konso (African people)
  • Terracing
  • Ethiopia
  • Terrassenanbau
  • Landschaft
  • Gesellschaft
  • Konso
Label
Living terraces in Ethiopia : Konso landscape, culture, & development, Elizabeth E. Watson, Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-234) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS; LIST OF MAPS, TABLES & FIGURES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION: Konso Landscape, Culture & Development; 1. Konso Intensive Indigenous Agriculture; 2. Social Life of Agriculture; 3. Ritual Life of Agriculture; 4. Political Life of Agriculture; 5. Modernity & Christianity; 6. Revolutionary State; 7. Ethnic Decentralization & Self-determination; CONCLUSION: Landscape, Meaning & Development; REFERENCES; INDEX
Control code
ocn701062197
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846157417
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt227h0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)701062197
Label
Living terraces in Ethiopia : Konso landscape, culture, & development, Elizabeth E. Watson, Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS; LIST OF MAPS, TABLES & FIGURES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION: Konso Landscape, Culture & Development; 1. Konso Intensive Indigenous Agriculture; 2. Social Life of Agriculture; 3. Ritual Life of Agriculture; 4. Political Life of Agriculture; 5. Modernity & Christianity; 6. Revolutionary State; 7. Ethnic Decentralization & Self-determination; CONCLUSION: Landscape, Meaning & Development; REFERENCES; INDEX
Control code
ocn701062197
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846157417
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt227h0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)701062197

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