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Remittances as Unforesseen Burdens: the Livelihoods and Social Obligations of Sudanes Refugees

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Through presentation of a case study, the paper (2005) highlights the dynamics of refugees’ social relations that extending across multiple geographical locations and examines how these competing spheres affecting refugees are managed. The role played by resettlement agencies responsible for assisting them is also discussed. Ultimately, the paper seeks to open the dialogue on this…

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Relief and an Understanding of Local Knowledge: The Case of Southern Sudan

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The aim of this chapter is to cast an anthropological eye over the issues of local knowledge, famine relief, and development theory, using the case of southern Sudan to reveal structural weaknesses in the ways local people are seen and represented in conventional development discourse. Information produced by anthropologists has often been praised but subsequently…

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A Study of Customary Law in Contemporary Southern Sudan

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This report is a review of Customary Law in contemporary southern Sudan. Its purpose is to examine the history of customary law and the principal customary legal systems currently in use in the region. It also studies how the various customary law systems function, the strengths and weaknesses of customary law and areas where conflict,…

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Confronting civil war: a comprehensive study of household assets management in southern sudan

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This paper examines the assets management strategies adopted by households exposed to prolonged civil war. The paper is based on fieldwork conducted in Bahr el Ghazal region. The paper reviews and critiques risk management approaches in the context of the past civil war. Download

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General Ibrahim Abboud’s Military Administration in the Sudan, 1958–1964: Implementation of the Programs of Islamization and Arabization in the Southern Sudan

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This article examines the history and effects of programes of Islamization and Arabization in the Southern Sudan, implemented by general Ibrahaim Abboud (1958-1964). Link to publication

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War and Women in the Sudan: Role Change and Adjustment to New Responsibilities

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This study examines Sudanese women’s perceptions of how land or cattle ownership, family relations, household social structures, and other social realities may stimulate women’s opportunities to obtain better resources in the Sudan. Link to publication

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The Potential of Indigenous Wild Foods

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This article contains the proceedings on a regional workshop of wild indigenous foods held in Kenya in 2001 to extend lessons and information on South Sudan while examining similar work in the region. It is an outgrowth of a USAID funded study on indigenous wild food plants in South Sudan to provide better information on…

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Nuer Ethnicity Militarized

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This article is concerned with the rapid polarization and militarization of Nuer/Dinka ethnic identities. It discusses some of the historical conditions that led to the abrupt, post-1991, abandonment of ethical restraints on Nuer/Dinka violence previously respected by both sets of combatants. Link to publication

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Sudan’s Prolonged Second Civil War and The Militarization of Nuer and Dinka Ethnic Identities

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Ever since power struggles within the Sudan People’s Liberation Army split the movement into two warring factions in August 1991, rural Nuer and Dinka communities of the South have been grappling with a deepening regional subculture of ethnicized violence. This article (1999) describes political factors that have pro- longed this bitter conflict into the present…

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The Disarmament of the Gel-Weng of Bahr El Ghazal and the Consolidation of the Dinka Nuer Peace Agreement

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This study, commissioned by New Sudan Council of Churches and Pax Christi, was undertaken with the objectives to examine the causes of the community violence and conflict; whether or not the disarmament was comprehensive, and impartial and its impact on community harmony and peace; Whether or not there were any resistance to the exercise; to…

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Nuer Dilemmas: Coping with Money, War, and the State

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Through the pioneering efforts of the famed British anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard, the Nuer of southern Sudan have become one of anthropology’s most celebrated case studies. Now Sharon Hutchinson combines fresh ethnographic evidence and contemporary theoretical perspectives to show not only what has happened to the Nuer since their 1930s encounters with Evans-Pritchard, but, more…

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Development and Cultural Genocide in the Sudan

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This article (1991) argues that the al-Bashir government in Khartoum is characterised by political hegemony, economic disarray, cultural bias, and explicit racism, and that it has been carrying out a policy of genocide against the Nilotic-speaking peoples of the Southern Sudan, known to the external world as the Shilluk, Dinka, Nuer, and Atuot. link to…

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Political Ecology in the Upper Nile: The Twentieth Century Expansion of the Pastoral ‘Common Economy’

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By comparing the 1929-36 period with preceding and succeeding periods of great environmental stress, this article (1989) discerns a pattern of developing interdependence between contiguous Nuer and Dinka groups, as each sought the resources of the other in reconstructing their economic lives. Link to publication

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