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Author Spencer, Paul, 1932-

Title The pastoral continuum : the marginalization of tradition in East Africa / Paul Spencer
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998


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 W'PONDS  306.09676 Spe/Pct  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 302 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Series Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology
Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Contents Pt. I. The Dimensions of Pastoral Society in East Africa. 1. Pastoralists and Spirit on Enterprise. 2. Polygyny and the Manifestations of Inequality. 3. The Dynamics of Age Systems in East Africa -- Pt. II. Opportunism and Adaptation to the Pastoral Niche: The Case of the Chamus of Lake Baringo. 4. The Chamus Tradition of Pre-Pastoral Origins. 5. The Thrust of Pastoral Innovations. 6. The Emergence of Individualism and New Forms of Inequality -- Pt. III. The Marginalization of Pastoralism. 7. Population Growth, Development, and the Malthusian Dilemma. 8. Pastoralists and the Threshold of Change and Inequality. 9. The Shadow of Islam and the Spread of the Desert
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-287) and indexes
Subject Camels -- Africa, Eastern.
Marginality, Social -- Africa, Eastern.
Herders -- Africa, Eastern.
Pastoral systems -- Africa, Eastern.
Polygamy -- Africa, Eastern.
Social change -- Africa, Eastern.
Africa, Eastern -- Economic conditions.
Africa, Eastern -- Social conditions.
LC no. 97023105
ISBN 0198233752 (hardcover : acid-free paper)