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Herders, warriors and traders : pastoralism in Africa / edited by John G. Galaty and Pierre Bonte.

By: Galaty, John G
Contributor(s): Bonte, Pierre
Language: English Publisher: Boulder, Co., Oxford : Westview Press, 1991.Description: xviii, 338p. : ill., maps, photos. ; 22.5cm.ISBN: 0813380677
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Bibl. p.293-327. - 1, Introduction; 2, Cattle and culture: domestic animals as value and sign. "How beasts lost their legs": cattle in Tswana economy and society / Jean & J.L. Comaroff; "To increase cows God created the king" / P. Bonte; 3, Exchange, ecology and the "common economy". Political ecology in the Upper Nile / Douglas H. Johnson; Feasts, famines and friends: nineteenth century exchange and ethnicity in the Eastern Lake Turkana region / N. Sobania; 4, Warfare, expansion and pastoral ethnicity. Movement, warfare and ethnicity in the Lower Omo Valley / D. Turton; Pastoral orbits and deadly jousts: factors in the Maasai expansion / J.G. Galaty; Herders, traders and clerics: the impact of trade, religion and warfare on the evolution of Moorish society / A.W.O. Cheikh; 5, Hierarchy and inequality in regional systems. Herders, hunters and smiths: mobile populations in the history of Kanem / E. Conte; Pastoro-foragers to "Bushmen": transformations in Kalahari relations of property, production and labor / E. Wilmsen; 6, Conclusion. The current realities of African pastoralists / J.G. Galaty, P. Bonte.