Ecology of African Pastoralist Societies

Ecology of African Pastoralist Societies

by Katherine Homewood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0821418416

ISBN-13: 9780821418413

Pub. Date: 02/17/2009

Publisher: Ohio University Press

A comprehensive survey and analysis of the literature and debates surrounding African pastoralist societies by a leading anthropologist of African pastoralism. Katherine Homewood traces the origins and spread of pastoralism on the African continent before examining contemporary pastoralist environments and livelihoods. There are separate discussions of herd biology,…  See more details below

Overview

A comprehensive survey and analysis of the literature and debates surrounding African pastoralist societies by a leading anthropologist of African pastoralism. Katherine Homewood traces the origins and spread of pastoralism on the African continent before examining contemporary pastoralist environments and livelihoods. There are separate discussions of herd biology, pastoralist demography, and the impact of development and change on pastoralist systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821418413
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of photographs, figures, tables & boxes

Photographs & map of African Pastoralist Societies

1 Introduction to the ecology of African Pastoralists 1

2 Origins & spread of African Pastoralism 10

3 Pastoralist environments, constraints & strategies 50

4 Contemporary pastoralist systems 94

5 Pastoral livelihoods & economy 132

6 Biology of the herds 158

7 Pastoral food systems, diets & nutrition 177

8 African pastoralist demography 199

9 Diversification, development & change in pastoralist systems 227

Bibliography 253

Index 287

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