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Living Terraces in Ethiopia: Konso Landscape, Culture and Development

By: Elizabeth E Watson

242 pages, Figs, maps

James Currey

Hardback | Aug 2009 | #186276 | ISBN-13: 9781847010056
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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. This book 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 political and cultural lives.


1 Introduction: Konso Landscape, Culture & Development
2 Konso Intensive Indigenous Agriculture
3 Social Life of Agriculture
4 Ritual Life of Agriculture
5 Political Life of Agriculture
6 Modernity & Christianity
7 Revolutionary State
8 Ethnic Decentralization & Self-determination
9 Conclusion: Landscape, Meaning & Development

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