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Ethiopia’s ‘Blue Oil’? Hydropower, Irrigation and Development in the Omo-Turkana Basin

Stevenson, Edward G.J.; Kamski, Benedikt

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Authors

Benedikt Kamski



Contributors

E.C. Gabbert
Editor

F. Gebresenbet
Editor

J.G. Galaty
Editor

G. Schlee
Editor

Abstract

Rangeland, forests and riverine landscapes of pastoral communities in Eastern Africa are increasingly under threat. Abetted by states who think that outsiders can better use the lands than the people who have lived there for centuries, outside commercial interests have displaced indigenous dwellers from pastoral territories. This volume presents case studies from Eastern Africa, based on long-term field research, that vividly illustrate the struggles and strategies of those who face dispossession and also discredit ideological false modernist tropes like ‘backwardness’ and ‘primitiveness’.

Citation

Stevenson, E. G., & Kamski, B. (2021). Ethiopia’s ‘Blue Oil’? Hydropower, Irrigation and Development in the Omo-Turkana Basin. In E. Gabbert, F. Gebresenbet, J. Galaty, & G. Schlee (Eds.), Lands of the future: Anthropological perspectives on pastoralism, land deals and tropes of modernity in Eastern Africa (292-308). Berghahn Books

Online Publication Date Jan 1, 2021
Publication Date 2021-01
Deposit Date Jan 27, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jan 1, 2023
Pages 292-308
Series Title Integration and Conflict Studies
Series Number 23
Book Title Lands of the future: Anthropological perspectives on pastoralism, land deals and tropes of modernity in Eastern Africa
ISBN 9781789209907
Publisher URL https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GabbertLands

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This chapter appears in a larger collection published by Berghahn Books (https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GabbertLands). SAMPLE CITATION: Stevenson, E.G.J. and Kamski, B.. 2021. “Ethiopia’s ‘Blue Oil’? Hydropower, irrigation and development in the Omo-Turkana Basin” In Lands of the future: Anthropological perspectives on pastoralism, land deals and tropes of modernity in Eastern Africa, eds. Gabbert, E., Gebresenbet, F., Galaty, J.G., and Schlee, G. Oxford: Berghahn Books.







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