Michael Bollig / Jan-Bart Gewald (eds.): People, Cattle and Land – Transformations of a Pastoral Society in Southwestern Africa [PDF]


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XII, 540 pp.
2nd, unchanged edition
17 maps, 16 colour photos, 17 b/w photos, 31 graphs, numerous tables

Text language: English


I. People, Cattle and Land – An Introduction

Michael Bollig / Jan-Bart Gewald: People, Cattle and Land – Transformations of Pastoral Society

II. The Emergence of Pastoral Strategies and Social Developments in Southwestern Africa

Andrew B. Smith: The Origins of Pastoralism in Namibia

Thomas Frank: Archaeological Evidence from the Early Pastoral Period in North-west Namibia

Tilman Lenssen-Erz: Picturing Ecology through Animal Metaphorism Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers and the First Pastro-Foragers in Namibia

Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig: The Language History of Herero as a Source of Ethnohistorical Interpretations

III. Formations and Transformations of Pastoral Societies

Dag Henrichsen: Ozongombe, Omavita and Ozondjembo – The Process of (Re-)Pastoralization amongst Herero in Pre-colonial 19th Century Central Namibia

Jan-Bart Gewald: Colonization, Genocide and Resurgence – The Herero of Namibia 1890-1933

Hildi Hendrickson: A Sign of the Times – Samuel Maharero’s Body and the Legitimation of Herero Leadership

Wolfgang Werner: From Communal Pastures to Enclosures – The Development of Land Tenure in Herero Reserves

IV. The Economic Organization of Livestock Husbandry in the 20th Century

Michael Bollig: Production and Exchange among the Himba of Northwestern Namibia

Itaru Ohta: Drought and Mureti’s Grave – The “we/us” Boundaries between Kaokolanders and the People of Okakarara Area in the Early 1980s

Ute Stahl: “At the End of the Day We Will Fight” – Communal Land Rights and ‘Illegal Fencing’ in Otjozondjupa Region

Giorgio Miescher: Cry for Development – The Kaoko Development League (KDL), Colonial Legacies and the Epupa Debate in Kaoko

V. Conceptualizations of Environment and Society

Steven van Wolputte: In Between House and Cattle Pen – Moving Spaces in Himbaland

Andreas Eckl: Language, Culture and Environment – The Conceptualization of Herero Cattle Terms

David Crandall: Classifying the Animal Kingdom – Are the Himba Naturalists? (Drawing a Lesson from the Case of the Hyena)

Christofer Wärnlöf: The Politics of Death – Demarcating Land through Ritual Performance

VI. Maintaining Pastoral Identities on the Periphery

Jeremy Silvester: Assembling and Resembling – Herero History in Vaalgras, Southern Namibia

Thomas Widlok: On the Other Side of the Frontier – Relations between Herero and ‘Bushmen’

Ruy Duarte de Carvalho: Encapsulation, Prosperity and Hunger amongst the Kuvale of Southern Angola

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