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SOCIAL NETWORKS AS MEANS OF COPING IN ENVIRONMENT OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION: Evidences from Manja Community in Southwestern Ethiopia

Maji Hailemariam Debena

ISBN 10: 363931641X / ISBN 13: 9783639316414
Published by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: SOCIAL NETWORKS AS MEANS OF COPING IN ...

Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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This book is the first attempt in Ethiopia to perceive issues of minorities from strengths perspective. Prior research in the area mainly focuses on facts like exclusion, poverty, rights violation and the like that are resulted from social exclusion. Nevertheless, the strengths embedded in minority communities that enabled them to cope with the inhospitable living condition are neglected. This innovative manuscript vividly presents how social minorities are making use of their social networks for their economic and social wellbeing. Minorities, in the absence of formal and institutionalized social support mechanism tend to use their social networks as a form of insurance. Beyond this, the book also describes how minorities are using their social networks as the way out from social exclusion. The book argues that interventions targeting minorities should approach from the strengths existing in minority community.

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In 2007 she got her first degree in Philosophy at Addis Ababa University where she earned her Masters in Social Work in 2008. She also taught at the University as a part-time instructor. Currently, she is working for the Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists (ESSSWA) as a project coordinator.

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