Understanding Somalia and Somaliland: Culture, History, Society

Understanding Somalia and Somaliland: Culture, History, Society

by A. S. C. A. P.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231700849

ISBN-13: 9780231700849

Pub. Date: 10/14/2008

Publisher: Columbia University Press

"Lewis provides a unique window into this little-known culture and its increasingly public predicaments. He provides insight into the complex social, historical, and cultural hinterland that is the Somali heritage and pays close attention to the pervasive influence of traditional nomadism, especially its extremely decentralized nature." Lewis also addresses…  See more details below

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"Lewis provides a unique window into this little-known culture and its increasingly public predicaments. He provides insight into the complex social, historical, and cultural hinterland that is the Somali heritage and pays close attention to the pervasive influence of traditional nomadism, especially its extremely decentralized nature." Lewis also addresses developments in the Somali political region since the collapse of the Republic in 1991, including the formation and steady development of the democratic state of Somaliland. Though it has grown into a de facto personality, this self-governing outpost of democracy is still officially unrecognized internationally. Lewis concludes with a discussion of the Islamist movement that brought a brief but astonishing period of stability to much of Southern Somalia in late 2006.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231700849
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Series:
Columbia/Hurst Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Maps

1 The People and their Traditions 1

2 Colonial Rule and Independence: Nomads and Farmers, Socialism and War 27

3 The Collapse in Southern Somalia 71

4 Somaliland and Puntland 93

App. 1 Somali clan families 109

App. 2 Bibliography 110

App. 3 Glossary of terms 121

App. 4 Chronology 123

App. 5 Refugees 129

Index 135

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