Mobility and Territoriality : Social and Spatial Boundaries among Foragers, Fishers, Pastoralists and Peripatetics book cover
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Mobility and Territoriality
Social and Spatial Boundaries among Foragers, Fishers, Pastoralists and Peripatetics

ISBN 9780367717025
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

Territorial behaviour among various herders and hunter-gatherers has been discussed in earlier studies, but this is the first time that a comparison of these three types of mobile populations has been attempted. The original papers presented in this volume discuss the conditions and problems of securing access to resources among pastoralists, peripatetics, and hunting, gathering and fishing communities in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. A comprehensive introductory chapter places these empirical studies in a broader theoretical context of the behaviourial sciences.

Table of Contents

Contents: A. Barnard, Social and spatial boundary maintenance among southern African hunters-gatherers - S. Bahuchet, Spatial mobility and access to resources among the African pygmies - H. Beach, Dynamics of Saami territoriality within the nation states of Norway, Sweden and Finland - J. Berland, Territorial resiliency among peripatetic peoples in Pakistan - B.V. Bhanu, Boundaries, obligations and reciprocity: levels of territoriality among the Cholanaickan of South India - D. Bradburd, Territoriality and Persian pastoralists: looking out from Kerman - M.J. Casimir, The ecological determinants of territorial behaviour among mobile herders - B. Glatzer, Pastoral territoriality in West Afghanistan: an organisation of flexibility - W. Lancaster & F. Lancaster, Tribe, community and the concept of access to resources: territorial behaviour in south-east Ja'alan - A. Mirga, Roma territoriality and state policy: the case of the socialist countries of East Europe - S. Nadjmabadi, Socio/spatial organisation and territorial behaviour among fishing communities in the Persian Gulf - L. Piasere, Roma and Romá in north-east Italy: two types of territorial behaviour in the same larger territory - A. Rao, The constraints of Nature or of culture? Pastoral resources and territorial behaviour in the Western Himalayas - B. Streck, Shared space and seasonal migration: the niches of the Nubian Halab.

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Michael J Casimir Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Institut für Völkerkunde,University of Cologne Aparnu Rao Lecturer in Anthropology, at the Institut für Völkerkunde, University of Cologne