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Milk and Peace, Drought and War: Somali Culture, Society, and Politics: Essays in Honour of I.M. Lewis (Inglés) Tapa dura – ago 2010


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"The contributions to this volume, a timely collection of papers in honor of loan Lewis, read like a Who's Who of Somali studies. Markus Hoehne and Virginia Luling have mobilized many reputed scholars for this volume, but far from it being a ritualized homage to its subject, the collection actively engages with Lewis's work. Many of the authors take up the ideas of Lewis, the unquestioned doyen of studies on Somalia, and thereby prove the vitality and continued relevance of his findings to the country's society, politics, and culture."

I M. Lewis, anthropologist and historian, is widely considered to be the greatest researcher to chart the origins and development of Somalia. In this volume, established and emerging scholars review Lewis's work, along with the findings of others, and advance new, groundbreaking methods and unprecedented topics.

Contributors tackle the impact of colonial powers, such as Britain and Italy: Somali poetic heritage and its relationship with politics; variations between northern-pastoral and southern/agropastoral populations within Somali culture; the significance of clanship, including its influence on livestock trading networks; the origin and nature of Somali "total genealogy"; the political future of the country following the breakdown of the centralized state; and the role of the Somali diaspora. Chapters explain "spirit possession cults." The study of which Lewis helped to establish, and the intricacies of Somali language, names, and terms of kinship. A thorough introduction details the trajectory of Lewis's career and the extent of the legacy after five decades of scholarship.

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Markus V. Hoehne is the author of Somalia zwischen Krieg und Frieden. Strategien der friedichen Knof-liktaustragung auf internationaler und lokaler Ebene.
Virginia Luling is the author of Somali Sultanate: The Geledi City-State Over 150 Years, among other books.

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