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Pastoralism in Africa : past, present, and futures

Author: Michael Bollig; Michael Schnegg; Hans-Peter Wotzka
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2013.
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Pastoralism has shaped livelihoods and landscapes on the African continent for millennia. Mobile livestock husbandry has generally been portrayed as an economic strategy that successfully met the challenges of low biomass productivity and environmental variability in arid and semi-arid environments. This volume focuses on the emergence, diversity, and inherent dynamics of pastoralism in Africa based on research  Read more...
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Pastoralism in Africa
(DLC) 2012032451
(OCoLC)808628143
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bollig; Michael Schnegg; Hans-Peter Wotzka
ISBN: 9780857459091 0857459090 1299863132 9781299863132
OCLC Number: 858861202
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 525 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Specialisation and diversification among African pastoral societies / Michael Bollig and Michael Schnegg --
Herders before pastoralism : prehistoric prelude in the eastern Sahara / Rudolph Kuper and Heiko Riemer --
'I hope your cattle are well' : archaeological evidence for early cattle-centred behaviour in the eastern Sahara of Sudan and Chad / Friederike Jesse, Birgit Keding, Tilman Lenssen-Erz and Nadja Pöllath --
Trajectories to pastoralism in northern and central Kenya : an overview of the archaeological and environmental evidence / Paul Lane --
From first stock keepers to specialised pastoralists in the West African savanna / Veerle Linseele --
A short history of early herding in Southern Africa / Karim Sadr --
Establishing a pre-colonial 'modern' cattle and gun society : (re- )pastoralisation, mercantile capitalism and power amongst Herero in nineteenth century central Namibia / Dag Henrichsen --
The emergence of commercial ranching under state control and the encapsulation of pastoralism in African reserves / Christo Botha --
Land, boreholes and fences : the development of commercial livestock farming in the Outjo district, Namibia / Ute Dieckmann --
The political ecology of specialisation and diversification : long-term dynamics of pastoralism in East Pokot District, Kenya / Michael Bollig and Matthias Österle --
Social-ecological change and institutional development in a pastoral community in north-western Namibia / Michael Bollig --
Pastoral belonging : causes and consequences of part-time pastoralism in north-western Namibia / Michael Schnegg, Julia Pauli and Clemens Greiner --
State, conflict and pastoralism in contemporary eastern Chad : the case of Zaghawa-Tama relationships / Babett Jánszky and Grit Jungstand --
Unofficial trade when states are weak : the case of cross-border livestock trade in the Horn of Africa / Peter D. Little --
Pastoralism and trans-Saharan trade : transformation of a historical trade route between eastern Chad and Libya / Meike Meerpohl --
Pastoralism and nature conservation in Southern Africa / Susanne Berzborn and Martin Solich --
The indigenization of pastoral modernity : territoriality, mobility, and poverty in dryland Africa / John G. Galaty.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bollig, Michael Schnegg and Hans-Peter Wotzka.

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Pastoralism has shaped livelihoods and landscapes on the African continent for millennia. Mobile livestock husbandry has generally been portrayed as an economic strategy that successfully met the  Read more...

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