Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

From age-sets to friendship networks in contemporary sociology: The continuity of soda among the Boorana of East Africa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

DOI

Open Access permissions

Open

Abstract

This paper re-assesses a comparative sociology of kinship and friendship in East Africa with a particular focus on the Boorana Oromo of Kenya. It argues that the study of kinship dominated the developments of a comparative sociology during colonial times and that the post-colonial influences of war, the market and globalization have increased the role of the individual. As a result a comparative sociology of African kinship needs to be understood in relation to comparative sociological studies of friendship in East Africa, particularly associated with the sociology of education.
Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-25
Number of pages10
JournalSociology Mind
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2011

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. After Pestilence: An Interreligious Theology of the Poor

    Aguilar, M. I., 31 Jan 2021, (Accepted/In press) London: SCM Press. 200 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  2. Pope Francis and the XIV Dalai Lama: The role of global religious leaders during COVID-19

    Aguilar, M. I., 1 Dec 2020, (In preparation) Interfaith in the Age of Coronavirus: A comparative examination of faith communities responses. Raja, I., Dowson, R., Shaikh, A. B. & Cohen, I. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Related by journal

  1. Kālighāt and ritual purity in Kolkata: a historical approach to generations in India

    Aguilar, M. I., 14 Jan 2019, In: Sociology Mind. 9, 1, p. 114-126 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. The Constitution of Somaliland: the problem of constitutional generations and clan dissolution

    Aguilar, M. I., 13 Oct 2015, In: Sociology Mind. 5, 4, p. 245-254 10 p., 60247.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

ID: 7818531

Top