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Rethinking pastoralism in Africa : gender, culture & the myth of the patriarchal pastoralist

Author: Dorothy Louise Hodgson
Publisher: Oxford : James Curry ; Kampala [Uganda] : Fountain Publishers ; Nairobi : EAEP ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2000.
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The trend in pastoralist studies assumes that pastoralism and pastoral gender relations are inherently patriarchal. The contributors to this collection demonstrate that pastoralist gender relations  Read more...

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Rethinking pastoralism in Africa.
Oxford : James Curry ; Kampala [Uganda] : Fountain Publishers ; Nairobi : EAEP ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606490179
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Louise Hodgson
ISBN: 0821413694 9780821413692 0821413708 9780821413708 0852559127 9780852559123 0852559119 9780852559116
OCLC Number: 45129016
Description: xii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Gender, culture and the myth of the patriarchal pastoralist / Dorothy L. Hodgson --
Gender and material culture in West Pokot, Kenya / Barbara Bianco --
Gender, ethnicity and social aesthetics in Maasai and Okiek beadwork / Corinne Kratz and Donna Pido --
Women and men of the Khoekhoen of southern Africa / Andrew B. Smith and Lita Webley --
Pastoralism, patriarchy and history among Maasai in Tanganyika, 1890-1940 / Dorothy L. Hodgson --
Women's roles in peacemaking in Somali society / Asha Hagi Elmi, Dekha Ibrahim and Janice Jenner --
Gender, ethnographic myths and community-based conservation in a former Namibian "homeland" / Sian Sullivan --
The fertility of houses and herds: producing kinship and gender among Turkana pastoralists / Vigdis Broch-Due --
Exalted mothers: gender, aging and post-childbearing experience in a Tuareg community / Susan Rasmussen --
Milk selling among Fulani women in northern Burkina Faso / Solveig Buhl and Katherine Homewood --
Development ideologies and local knowledge among Samburu women in northern Kenya / Bilinda Straight --
Pastoral disruption and cultural continuity in a pastoral town / Mario I. Aguilar.
Responsibility: edited by Dorothy L. Hodgson.

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