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From water to world-making: African models and arid lands
The Nordic Africa Institute.
1990 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The articles in this book attempt to illuminate the complex interactions between ecology and society in arid lands and the range of representations developed by africans - be they pastoralists, fishermen or farmers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 1990. , p. 206
Keywords [en]
Cape Verde; West Africa; Northeast Africa; East Africa; Arid zone; Ecology; Resources management; Anthropology; Pastoralists; Ecological anthropology
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Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-568ISBN: 91-7106-313-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-568DiVA, id: diva2:276815
Note

Contents: 1. Introduction / Gisli Pálsson -- 2. The Sources of Life: Boran Conceptions of Wells and Water / Gudrun Dahl and Gemetchu Megerssa -- 3. Cattle are Companions, Goats are Gifts: Animals and People in Turkana Thought / Vigdis Broch-Due -- 4. Formal Categories in Maasai Symbolism / Arvi Hurskainen -- 5. Ways of Milk and Meat Among the Maasai: Gender Identity and Food Resources in a Pastoral Economy / Aud Talle -- 6. Cultural Models in Cape Verdean Fishing / Gisli Pálsson -- 7. Symbolic Identification Among the Hadendowa of Eastern Sudan / M. A. Moharned Salih -- 8. From Slave to Citizen: Cultural Change Among the Lafofa Nuba of Central Sudan / Leif Manger -- 9. The Changing Patterns of Pastoral Production in Somali Society 135 / Ebbe Poulsen -- 10. Drought and Change Amongst Northern Kenya Nomadic Pastoralists: The Case of the Rendille and Gabra / Michael F. O 'Leay -- 11. Pastoral Territoriality and Land Degradation in Tanzania / Daniel K. Ndagala

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