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Pastoralism in Tropical Africa

1st Edition

Edited by Théodore Monod


498 pages

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Originally published in 1975, the papers collected in this volume review African pastoralism in both West and East Africa, in relation to economy, ecology, social and community organisation, kinship, inter-group relations, modern administrative attitudes and policies and problems of development. The challenges confronting peoples and cultures in Africa which practise pastoralism are discussed.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Pastoralisme et milieu naturel

2. Diveresités, corrélations, motivations

3. Définitions et généralisations

4. Organisation et comportement reflets d’un système de valuers?

5. Problèmes de contact: nomades et sédentaires

6. Spécialisations internes

7. ‘Le Nomade et le Commissaire’

8. Facteurs commerciaux et industriels

9. Traditions et développement

10. Sédentarisation

11. Evolution économique

Part 2: Special Studies 1. ‘Development’ and the Pastoral Peoples of Karamoja, North-Eastern Uganda: An Example of the Treatment of Symptoms Randall Baker

2. Some Consequences of Sedentarization for Social Relationships P. T. W. Baxter

3. Les Composantes Géographiques et Sociales des Types d’élevage en Milieu Touareg Edmond Bernus

4. Conditions et Effets de l’Implantation d’Industries Minières en Milieu Pastoral: L’Exemple de la Mauritanie Pierre Bonte

5. Analyse des Rapports de Production Chez Les Pasteurs et Les Agriculterus de L’Ahaggar André Bourgeot

6. Les Problèmes de Contact Entre Les Pasteurs Peul et les Agriculteurs dans le Niger Central S. Diarra

7. Sur Trois Ressorts du Comportement Peul René Dognin

8. Exploitation du sol, communautés résidentielles et organisation lignagère des Pasteurs woDaaBe (Niger) Marguerite Dupire

9. Contraction and Expansion in Nigerian Bovine Pastoralism Charles Frantz

10. Traditions Pastorales et Développement: Problèmes Actuels Dans la Région de Mopti (Mali) Jean Gallais

11. Nomadic Movements: Causes and Implications P. H. Gulliver

12. Hersman and Husbandsman in Niger: Values and Strategies Michael M. Horowitz

13. Maasai Pastoralism in Historical Perspective Alan H. Jacobs

14. The Dynamics of Nomadism: Prospects for Sedentarization and Social Change I. M. Lewis

15. Pastoral Nomadism As a Form of Land-Use: The twareg of the Adrar n Iforas Jeremy Swift

16. Le Nomade, Conservateur de la Nature? L’example de la Mauritanie Centrale Charles Toupet

17. Tradition et Développement au Soudan Oriental: L’exemple Zaghawa Marie-José et Joseph Tubiana

About the Editor

Early in his career, Theodore Monod was made professor at the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle and founded the Institut Français d' Afrique Noire in Senegal. He became a member of the Acadamie des sciences d'outre-mer in 1949, member of the Acadamie de Marine in 1957, and member of the Acadamie des Sciences in 1963. In 1960 he was one of the founders of the World Academy of Art and Science.

About the Series

African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

Routledge is delighted to be re-issuing 79 volumes originally published between 1931 and 1988 in association with the International African Institute. Unavailable outside a few key libraries, many of these republished volumes were at the cutting edge of a fieldwork and ethnographic revolution in African anthropology in the decades after 1930. It involved the production of a wide body of fieldwork-based ethnographic documentation about the cultures of the different societies in Africa. Secondly, it saw a methodological turn to intense, localized investigations of cultural tradition and social change in a rapidly modernizing context. These investigations involved a more sustained and systematic, more professional and ‘scientific’ form of immersion and participant observation, than anything that had gone before. The sites of engagement were urban as well as rural; the pioneering researchers were female as well as male. No longer was the journal essay the repository of the latest research in the discipline, but rich ethnographies running into hundreds of pages.

The volumes are supplemented with maps, which will be available to view on or available as pdfs from the publishers.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies