Gabbert, Echi Christina
January 2014
Paideuma: Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde;2014, Vol. 60, p187
Academic Journal
The article looks at women's agency among the Arbore, or Hor, people of southern Ethiopia. The author presents two tales and three case studies intended to illustrate women's views on social categories such as patrilineage and patriarchy. It is suggested that male and female roles in Arbore society are complementary, and that men's and women's perspectives on their lives should be given equal weight. Details on girls' reactions to limitations on female circumcision are presented. Other topics include pastoralism, jealousy, cleverness, and power.


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