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james wendy - war and survival in sudan's frontierlands

War and Survival in Sudan's Frontierlands Voices from the Blue Nile




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 08/2009





Note Editore

This book completes a trilogy by the anthropologist Wendy James. It is a case study of how the Uduk-speaking people, originally from the Blue Nile region between the 'north' and the 'south' of Sudan, have been caught up in and displaced by a generation of civil war. Some have responded by defending their nation, others by joining the armed resistance of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, and yet others eventually finding security as international refugees in Ethiopia, and even further afield in countries such as the USA. Sudan's peace agreement of 2005 leaves much uncertainty for the future of the whole country, as conflict still rages in Darfur. The Uduk case shows how people who once lived together now try to maintain links across borders and even continents through modern communications, and where possible recreate their 'traditional' forms of story-telling, music, and song.




Sommario

1 - Projects, Targets, and the Recruitment of the People
2 - Chali: Rooting up a Sleepy Village
3 - Chali: Front-line Garrison
4 - Initial Refuge at Assosa and Why it Failed
5 - Blue Nile South: Ethiopian Turmoil, SPLA-protection, 1990-92
6 - The SPLA Split: Refugees on the Edge
7 - Escape Bac to the New Ethiopia, 1992-3
8 - Safe Haven? Bonga Refugee Scheme
9 - Dance, Music, and Poetry
10 - Sermons, Visions, and Dreams
11 - Reunions, Retrospectives, and Ironies




Autore

Wendy James is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology in the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St. Cross College. She has carried out research in the Sudan and Ethiopia intermittently over four decades, and has long-standing academic links with universities and other institutions in the region of north-eastern Africa. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and has served as President of the Royal Anthropological Institute. She has published widely not only on Africa but on the history and current scope of anthropology, as well as acting on various occasions as a consultant to the UN and associated agencies. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Copenhagen in 2005.










Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780199572267

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 216 x 18.5 x 138 mm Ø 536 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:4 maps, numerous halftones
Pagine Arabe: 378


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