oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Predicaments of war and peace

Volume 3, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



Initially, I wanted to deal in this paper mainly with the ethnography of war and peace in southern Ethiopia, and I intended to keep theoretical debate to a minimum. But, as armed conflict remains a contemporary reality I find it necessary to tackle some more general questions, shifting the focus on theory and method in the anthropological study of warfare. In so doing I will critically examine some of the work done previously in this field.

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