Ecology of African Pastoralist Societies
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320 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

Imprint: James Currey

Ecology of African Pastoralist Societies

by Katherine Homewood

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A synthesis of the literature on pastoralist societies, this book presents a discussion of their importance for African societies.
This is an important and informative work by one of the acknowledged leaders in the field. Its synthesis of the literature on pastoralist societies presents a clear discussion of their importance for African societies. It will bewidely read and used by scholars and practitioners concerned with Africa's livestock keeping people. It draws on some of the most current literature on pastoralist societies in Africa - highlighting both the similarities and differences between them.
North America: Ohio U Press; South Africa: Unisa Press (PB)
Introduction
Origins & spread of African pastoralism
Pastoralist environments, constraints & strategies
Contemporary pastoralist systems
Pastoral livelihoods & economy
Biology of the herds
Pastoral food systems, diets & nutrition
African pastoralist demography, by Sara Randall
Diversification, development & change in pastoralist systems

Katherine Homewood is Professor of Human Ecology, Dept of Anthropology, University College London. Her books include Ecology of African Pastoralist Societies (2008).

"An interesting book of potentially direct bearing to archaeologists working on related topics." JOURNAL OF AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
"... a tour de force, if one considers the vast amount of material it covers, and the clear and balanced summaries it provides of recent literature and debates... a compendium of information about cattle herding groups in Africa." DAVID TURTON, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford

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Title Details

320 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

Imprint: James Currey