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Author Nicolas, Andrea.

Title From Process to Procedure. Elders' Mediation and Formality in Central Ethiopia.

Published Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014.


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Physical description 1 online resource (409 pages).
Series Aethiopistische Forschungen ; v. 75
Äthiopistische Forschungen.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Four Anthropological Discourses; 1.1 Mediation; 1.2 Elders; 1.3 Ritual; 1.4 Technique; 2 Methodology of the Book; 2.1 The Analysis of Communication; 2.2 From Process to Procedure; 2.3 Genesis, Change and Exchange; 2.4 Fieldwork and Data Processing; 3 The Research Area: Adaʼa Liiban in Eastern Šäwa, Ethiopia; 3.1 Geography, History and Administration; 3.2 Ethnic and Religious Setting; 3.3 Social Organisation, Economy and Settlement Patterns; Part I: The Institution of Eldership; I.1 Elders as Social Group; I.2 Elders as Problem-Solving Institution.
I.3 A Shared ComplexPart II: Procedure in Mediation; II. 1 The Process; II. 1.1 Actors and Parties; II. 1.2 Mediators and Judges; II. 1.3 Ideology and the Aim of Mediation; II. 1.4 Sequences and Phases; II. 2 Procedures of Mediation; II. 2.1 Categories of Procedures; II. 2.1.1 Marriage; II. 2.1.2 Bride-abduction; II. 2.1.3 Beating and Injury; II. 2.1.4 Homicide; II. 2.2 Formal Implications; Part III: Ritual and Communication; III. 1. Religious Legitimation, Symbol and Ritual; III. 1.1 Religious Legitimation; III. 1.2 Symbols of Social and Religious Power; III. 1.2.1 Clothing as Status Emblem.
III. 1.2.2 Insignia of AuthorityIII. 1.2.3 Symbols of Worldly and Divine Power; III. 1.3 Ritual Components in Mediation Procedures; III. 1.3.1 Formulas in Action; III. 1.3.2 Fortune and Success; III. 1.3.3 Materialised Blessings; III. 1.4 Ritual and Reconciliation; III. 2 Communication in Procedure; III. 2.1 Principle of Substitution: Avoidance but Contact; III. 2.2 Meaning of Places; III. 2.3 Placing People: Constellations of Power and Affiliation; III. 2.4 Rhetoric and Speech; III. 2.4.1 Expressions of Superiority; III. 2.4.2 Rhetorics of Guilt.
III. 2.4.3 Safe Way of Expressing It: Formulaic Speech and Old WordsIII. 2.4.4 Help and Warning: Elders' Advice; III. 2.5 Body Language; III. 2.6 Timing, Time-frame and the Right Order; III. 3 Efforts and Means; Part IV: The Question of Power; IV. 1 Negotiation and the Application of Judgement; IV. 2 Other Instances and Institutions; IV. 3 Elders' Power and its Limits; Conclusions; Bibliography; Sources; Participant Observation; Interviews; Cases; Informants; Transcription Table.
Summary This anthropological study describes a specific form of mediation, as it is practiced in Ethiopia (Northeast Africa) by members of the Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups. It introduces elders as male household-heads in their advanced ages, who settle conflicts and arrange marriages for the members of the junior generations. There are not only 'easy' cases dealt with, which one might assume to be too 'unimportant' for state courts or other juridical institutions but also aggravated cases that may affect the wider group or that have inter-ethnic dimensions. The study uses specific case studies of ma.
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Subject Mediation -- Ethiopia.
Ethnology -- Ethiopia.
Ethiopia -- Social conditions.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783447192507