1st Edition

Herders, Warriors, And Traders Pastoralism In Africa

By John G Galaty Copyright 1991
    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    366 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book juxtaposes anthropological and historical perspectives on the political economy of African pastoralists, emphasizing dynamic factors in the emergence and realities of livestock-based societies in Africa. .

    Part One: Introduction 1. Introduction Part Two: Cattle and Culture: Domestic Animals as Value and Sign 2. "How Beasts Lost Their Legs": Cattle in Tswana Economy and Society 3. "To Increase Cows, God Created the King": The Function of Cattle in Intralacustrine Societies Part Three: Exchange, Ecology and the "Common Economy" 4. Political Ecology in the Upper Nile: The Twentieth Century Expansion of the Pastoral "Common Economy" 5. Feasts, Famines and Friends: Nineteenth. Century Exchange and Ethnicity in the Eastern Lake Turkana Region Part Four: Warfare, Expansion and Pastoral Ethnicity 6. Movement, Warfare and Ethnicity in the Lower Omo Valley 7. Pastoral Orbits and Deadly Jousts: Factors in the Maasai Expansion 8. Herders, Traders and Clerics: The Impact of Trade, Religion and Warfare on the Evolution of Moorish Society Part Five: Hierarchy and Inequality in Regional Systems 9. Herders, Hunters and Smiths: Mobile Populations in the History of Kanem 10. Pastoro-Foragers to "Bushmen": Transformations in Kalahari Relations of Property, Production and Labor Part Six: Conclusion 11. The Current Realities of African Pastoralists


    John G Galaty