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The Collapse of Indigenous Socio-political Systems in the Horn of Africa: The Case D’irasha Community in South Western Ethiopia
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 97-106
Received: Jul. 13, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 25, 2017; Published: Jul. 10, 2017
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Firew Tesfaye Odayte, Arba Minch University, Social and Behavioural Research Unit, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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The central goal of this study is to expose the Process of the dismantling of indigenous socio-political systems in South Western Ethiopia of the horn of Africa with particular reference the D’irasha community. The study examines the way the Abyssinians political and cultural hegemony destructed social and political values of indigenous communities in the region. It also tries to see the role of other factors like the Italian occupation, the missionary activities and the adherence of socialism by Ethiopian state as contributors. Furthermore, the paper investigates the emergence of the D’irasha as unique ethnic community and the nature of their socio-political organization.
Socio-political System, Indigenous, Abyssinia, Hegemony, Identity
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Firew Tesfaye Odayte, The Collapse of Indigenous Socio-political Systems in the Horn of Africa: The Case D’irasha Community in South Western Ethiopia, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 97-106. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20170504.17
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