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Marking Nuer Histories: Gender, Gerontocracy, and the Politics of Inclusion in the Upper Nile From 1400-1931

Stringham, Noel
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Stringham, Noel
Advisor
Miller, Joseph
Abstract
What kind of knowledge about the past qualifies as history? This thesis reveals how a Nilotic people of South Sudan known as the Nuer developed their own way of knowing the past by memorizing the names of their ancestors as well as gendered rites of passage that literally mark history on their bodies. Marking Nuer Histories then uses these source to reveal histories than have been invisible to scholars who have relied on written sources.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of History, PHD, 2016
Published Date
2016-03-15
Degree
PHD
Rights
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository

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