Abstract

Depending on the definition of power, different types of activities would count as resistance. However, within resistance studies across the globe, there exists a plurality of concepts and definitions of resistance. On the other hand, the opposition of subject peoples against various kind of domination during imperial Ethiopia is under researched. Many literature are silent in depicting aspects of Gedeo’s refusal to the new invaders during the post-1900 imperial Ethiopia. Since resistance studies in Ethiopia focus on a few case studies and some forms, misconceptions of resistance prevail; often connecting resistance to reactionary ideologies, unusual explosions of violence, and emotional outbursts. This particular study is dedicated to the resistance of the Gedeo, one of the ethnic groups of Ethiopia, against feudal rule (with its oppressive system known as neftegna-gebbar system) and northern domination between 1958 and 1960.

How to Cite
TESFAYE RETTA, Eshettu. History From Below: Politics of Resistance Among Gedeo during Imperial Ethiopia, 1958-1960. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], nov. 2019. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/3011>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2019.