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|Title: ||Analysis of Gender Relations as Reflected in Amharic Proverbs and Oral Poems of West Goijam Zone|
|Authors: ||YAREGAL, EMRIE|
|Advisors: ||Dr. A. Subba Rao|
|Keywords: ||Amharic Proverbs|
Oral Poems of West Goijam Zone
|Copyright: ||Jul-2009 |
|Date Added: ||28-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||This study is based on analyzing gender relations as reflected in Amharic oral
genres ofWest Gojjamzone-with special emphasis on poetry and proverbs. The
study has four chapters. These are Introduction, Reviewof Related Literature,
Analysis as wellas Summary and Conclusion.
The first chapter introduces the statement of the problem, objectives of the
study, significance ofthe study, scope and limitations, organization, methods of
data collection and analysis and translation. The second chapter discusses
theoretical issues ofthe study. The concepts offolkloreand oral literature have
been discussed as background. As the study mainly revolves around oral
literature, attempts have been made to clarifyits characteristics and functions.
Definitions and some other aspects of proverbs and oral poems have also been
The data collected reveal the patriarchal view of the traditional community of
West Gojjam. Most of the proverbs and poems reflect superiority of men and
inferiority ofwomen. Women are subordinated in many instances.
Therefore, some aspects of gender relations and images of women have been
assessed from the feminist theoretical point of view. In addition, chapter two
has incorporated assessments of previous researches on gender based oral
genres. The-socio cultural background of West Gojjam zone has also been
discussed in the last part ofthis chapter.
Chapter three, deals with the analysis ofthe data. The proverbs and oral poems
have been classified into two broad categories. The first category which is sub
dividedinto 13topics shows negative images ofthe society towards women. The
second one depicts positive images of women in West Gojjam though only in a
The last chapter, which is chapter four, tries to summarize what has been done
in the study. Based on the findings of the study conclusions have been drawn
and some recommendations have also been made.|
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