PANEL 4.01

4.01 Concepts of cultural neighborhood

Coordination:
Christina Echi Gabbert , Max-Planck-Institute , Germany;
Sophia Thubauville, Frobenius-Institute, Germany.

The panel focuses on modalities of change and ongoing negotiation of contact phenomena among different groups in Ethiopia with a special interest on neighborly interaction. It would like to further develop the notion of “cultural neighborhood.”
In the in 2010 published volume “To live with others. Essays on cultural neighborhood in southern Ethiopia” the contributors described “cultural neighborhood” as a community across ethnic boundaries that provides safety and nurtures belonging. A unity that embraces enmity and amity, supports cultural diversity, heightens knowledge and facilitates resilience. They expressed cultural neighborhood as place, sentiment and narration, flexible and yet full of rules.
Participants of the panel should likewise look at the modalities of people who live as direct, more distant or even temporary if not ephemeral neighbors. Possible topics could be the way different groups position themselves and show interest in each other while bringing their rules, sentiments, economies, rituals, desires and stories together and by that way elaborate cultural neighborhood with effort and creativity. We invite all contributors of the above mentioned volume as well as new contributions. The regional focus is not restricted to the south of Ethiopia.

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SELECTED PAPERS

Ms

BUFFAVAND Lucie

From clanship and rituals to maize fields and markets. Transformations of the Bodi – Dime relationship.

Ms

DE SISTO Federica

Manjo and Kafecho: Enemies or brothers? Cultural depiction of intergroup relations in Southern Ethiopia.

EULENBERGER Immo

The Nyangatom as neighbours and members

Dr.

GABBERT Echi & THUBAUVILLE Sophia

Cultural neighborhood in Ethiopia - an introduction

Mr.

KOLBUSZ Wawrzyniec

Interethnic contact and cultural neighborhood as a driver of style migration of the South Ethiopian headrests

Ms

SAYURI YOSHIDA

Claiming Ethnic Identity by ‘Discriminated Minority’: Petitions by the Manjo and its background in Southwest Ethiopia

Dr.

SHELENE GOMES

Community and personhood in the multi-ethnic Jamaica safar of Shashemene, Ethiopia.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are advised to submit their paper to the Organizing Committee
before September 30, 2012
.

Papers will be published as pre-proceedings on the website, under each panel section.

Papers should be limited to ca. 5000 words or 30,000 signs (including spaces).

Papers have to be submitted online, by uploading under each panel section (go to the page of the panel in which your paper is selected and upload your text).

Papers can also be sent to the Organizing Committee (organization@ices18.org) with specification of panel number.

Submitted papers will be directly transmitted to the panel organizers and published online after approval by the panel organizers.

Guidelines to authors for formatting papers:

Transilteration systems for Ethiosemitic languages



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