Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:At the fringes of modernity: people, animals, transitions
Editors:Van Wolputte, S.ISNI
Verswijver, G.ISNI
Year:2004
Issue:2
Pages:237
Language:English
Series:African pastoralists studies
City of publisher:Tervuren
Publisher:Royal Museum for Central Africa
ISBN:9075894627
Geographic terms:Sudan
Ethiopia
Uganda
Kenya
Namibia
Subjects:Daasanach
Himba
Karamojong
Nyangatom
Turkana
pastoralists
Abstract:The contributions in this collective volume have in common that they question the stubborn assumptions commonly held on herders in Africa. Gustaaf Verswijver examines the body politic of the Karimojong in Uganda. He argues that dress, hairstyles or material culture in general cannot be considered apart from a more encompassing, social and political context, and deals with the repression and marginalization of the Karimojong under the Amin regime. Ivan Houtteman argues that the identity of the Daasanech (Ethiopia) is made and unmade through bodily ritual. He describes the rich symbolism associated with each ritual performance. Carla Huysmans focuses on the complexities of 'pastoral development' in Turkanaland (Kenya) and highlights the tensions between modernist thought and Turkana reality. In his contribution on the social construction of emotions, Pierre Liénard examines gift and exchange to apply insights from cognitive psychology to the life world of Turkana and Nyangatom (Ethiopia and Sudan) herders. Steven Van Wolputte investigates the role of cattle in the political ecology and economy of Himbaland, northern Namibia, particularly focusing on the early period under South African rule. [ASC Leiden abstract]
Views

Cover