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Equality, Hierarchy, And The State, 1st Edition

By Philip Carl Salzman


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Drawing upon the author's extensive field research among pastoral peoples in the Middle East, India, and the Mediterranean, and on more than 30 years of comparative study of pastoralists around the world, Pastoralists is an authoritative synthesis of the varieties of pastoral life. At an ethnographic level, the concise volume provides deta

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Agency and Adaptation -- Equality and Anarchy -- Hierarchical Image and Reality -- Accommodation and Resistance to the State -- What can we Learn from Pastoral Peoples about Equality, Freedom, and Democracy? -- The Dynamics of Pastoral Worlds

About the Author

Philip Carl Salzman is professor of Anthropology at McGill University. He has carried out ethnographic research among nomadic and pastoral peoples in Baluchistan, Rajastan, and Sardinia. He is founder and past editor of the journal Nomadic Peoples and was awarded the 2001 Primio Pitre-Salomone Marino from the International centre of Ethnohistory of Palermo for his book Black Tents of Baluchistan.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General