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The pastoral continuum : the marginalization of tradition in East Africa

Author: Paul Spencer
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the ways of life of the cattle-herding peoples of East Africa in the OXFORD STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY series. Spencer examines the resilience of the culture of these  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spencer, Paul, 1932-
Pastoral continuum.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605389269
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Spencer
ISBN: 0198233752 9780198233756
OCLC Number: 37107074
Description: xiii, 302 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The Dimensions of Pastoral Society in East Africa. 1. Pastoralists and Spirit on Enterprise. 2. Polygyny and the Manifestations of Inequality. 3. The Dynamics of Age Systems in East Africa --
pt. II. Opportunism and Adaptation to the Pastoral Niche: The Case of the Chamus of Lake Baringo. 4. The Chamus Tradition of Pre-Pastoral Origins. 5. The Thrust of Pastoral Innovations. 6. The Emergence of Individualism and New Forms of Inequality --
pt. III. The Marginalization of Pastoralism. 7. Population Growth, Development, and the Malthusian Dilemma. 8. Pastoralists and the Threshold of Change and Inequality. 9. The Shadow of Islam and the Spread of the Desert.
Series Title: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Responsibility: Paul Spencer.
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