This is an important and informative work by one of the acknowledged leaders in the field. It will be widely read and used by scholars and practitioners concerned with Africa's livestock keeping people. It draws on some of the most current literature on pastoralist societies in Africa - highlighting both the similarities and differences between them.
KATHERINE HOMEWOOD is Professor of Anthropology at University College, London
North America: Ohio U Press; South Africa: Unisa Press (PB)
Katherine Homewood is Professor of Anthropology at University College, London
Introduction; Origins & emergence of pastoralism in Africa; Pastoralist environments, constraints & strategies; Contemporary pastoralist systems; Pastoral livelihoods & the pastoral economy; Biology of the herd; Pastoral food systems, diets & nutrition; African pastoralist demography, by Sara Randall; Diversification, development & change in pastoralist systems; The futures of African pastoralism; Bibliography.