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Title:Pastoralism in Africa: past, present, and future
Editors:Bollig, MichaelISNI
Schnegg, MichaelISNI
Wotzka, Hans-PeterISNI
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Berghahn Books
ISBN:0857459082; 9780857459084; 0857459090; 9780857459091
Geographic terms:Africa
Northeast Africa
Southern Africa
West Africa
economic history
social change
nature conservation
Abstract: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 during a twelve-year period on the southwest and northeast regions. The book gives insight into the ingenuity and flexibility of historical and contemporary herders. Part I, The prehistory of pastoralism in Africa, with contributions by Rudolph Kuper & Heiko Riemer; Friederike Jesse, Birgit Keding, Tilman Lenssen-Erz & Nadja Pöllath; Paul Lane; Veerle Linseele; and Karim Sadr, contains five archaeological chapters on the emergence of pastoralism in various regions, specifically Eastern Sahara, Sudan, Chad, Kenya, the West African savannah and Southern Africa. Part II, Historical and contemporary dynamics of pastoralism, with contributions by Dag Henrichsen; Christo Botha; Ute Dieckmann; Michael Bollig & Matthias Österle; Michael Bollig; and Michael Schnegg, Julia Pauli & Clemens Greiner, includes five chapters on Namibia and one on Kenya. Part III, Violence, trade, conservation and pastoralism in Africa, with articles by Babett Jánszky & Grit Jungstand; Peter D. Little; Meike Meerpohl; and Susanne Berzborn & Martin Solich, has contributions on Chad, the Horn of Africa, Libya and Southern Africa. Part IV, Pastoral modernities in Africa, by John G. Galaty, offers a comparative conclusion. [ASC Leiden abstract]