“Tree Is Life”: The Rising of Dualism and the Declining of Mutualism among the Gedeo of Southern Ethiopia

@article{RegassaDebelo2017TreeIL,
  title={“Tree Is Life”: The Rising of Dualism and the Declining of Mutualism among the Gedeo of Southern Ethiopia},
  author={Asebe Regassa Debelo and Abiyot Legesse and Tema Milstein and Ongaye Oda Orkaydo},
  journal={Frontiers in Communication},
  year={2017},
  volume={2}
}
This study investigates ecocultural discourses and practices among the Gedeo in southern Ethiopia within the contexts of globalizing commodification of nature, successive governmental extractivist and conservationist discourses, and increasingly influential colonial present religious systems. Our analysis illustrates ways in which indigenous Gedeo understandings of reciprocal ecological coexistence are rooted in cultural knowledge, values, and customs. However, competing forms of knowledge… 
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