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Title:Sidamo Generational Class Cycles. A Political Gerontocracy
Author:Hamer, John H.
Year:1970
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:40
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:50-70
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:Sidamo
generations
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1157568
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1970-040-00-000004
Abstract:Considers age organization as a political means of dealing with problems arising out of the dispersion of men and wealth in varying ecological zones among the Sidamo of south-west Ethiopia: Introduction (history; community and kinship; economy) - Generational class cycles: the Lua (initiation cycles; induction ceremony; elderhood cycle; change; discussion and comparison). Bibl., notes, diagrams, map, figure, French summary.
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