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From Tribal Tibet: The Significance of the Legal Form

Fernanda Pirie

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes a legal code found among nomadic pastoralists in eastern Tibet. This code consists of directions and prescriptions relating to different areas of tribal life and specifies ... More


The Ethiopian Famine

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the Ethiopian Famine of 1972–4, which had a reported death toll of between 50, 000 and 200, 000 in a population of about 27 million. An explanation for the famine is analysed in terms ... More


Drought and Famine in the Sahel

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the drought of 1968–73, and the famines of the 1970s in the in the six West African countries of Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger, and Chad. The famines are analysed in ... More


The Spenserians and King James, 1603–1616

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

Before King James had been long on the English throne there had emerged a group of poets who were alienated from the court and sometimes used the traditional symbolism of Protestant pastoral to voice ... More


Viṭṭhal and Hero-Stones

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter enters into the controversy occasioned by the unusual stance of Viṭṭhal's images, in which the god is almost always depicted standing with his feet parallel to each other and his hands ... More


The Yādavas’ God

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes the living forms of the pastoralist cults that lie behind the cult of Viṭṭhal. The chapter discusses the predominance of pastoralists in the population, ecology, and cultural ... More


Diseased Sheep and Wolf-Men

Grégoire Chamayou and Steven Rendall

in Manhunts: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151656
eISBN:
9781400842254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151656.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Christian pastoralist conceptions of hunting. Christian pastoralism was opposed to cynegetic power: fishing for souls rather than hunting for men, persuasion rather than ... More


Nomads and Nationalists in the Eritrean Sahel

Assefaw Tekeste Ghebrekidan

in The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195310276
eISBN:
9780199865369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an account of the plight of the people living in the Sahel, one of Eritrea's most inaccessible regions. It describes the devastation wrought by thirty years of war. It recounts ... More


Introduction

Samira Sheikh

in Forging a Region: Sultans, Traders, and Pilgrims in Gujarat, 1200-1500

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060192
eISBN:
9780199080137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060192.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

What is Gujarat and who are Gujaratis? Where did Gujaratis come from and where did they settle? How was religious and social life organized in Gujarat? What is the Gujarati linguistic region? If ... More


Satellite Imagery and Community Perceptions of Climate Change Impacts and Landscape Change

Karina Yager

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

How does one “know” climate change is occurring? Scientists rely upon data collecting instruments, such as satellites, to monitor change in the environment at multiple scales. The Landsat satellite, ... More


Liao Women’s Daily Lives

Linda Cooke Johnson

in Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834043
eISBN:
9780824870300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834043.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the daily lives of Liao women based on pictorial and archaeological evidence, with particular emphasis on the pastoralist lifestyle, daily life of Kitan women, and the ... More


Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics On the Roles of Risk and Ability

Paulo Santos and Christopher B. Barrett

in The Economics of Poverty Traps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

We study the causal mechanisms behind persistent poverty. Some theoretical models combine non-convex technology with market failures to explain poverty traps, but do they exist in the data? One ... More


Tools and hunter—gatherers

Tim Ingold

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Compared with the achievements of pastoralists and agriculturalists, hunter-gatherer technology was considered rudimentary indeed. Unlike other animals, hunter-gatherers made and used tools, yet ... More


Till the Cows Come Home: Overseas Failures and Critiques of Range Science

Nathan F. Sayre

in The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226083117
eISBN:
9780226083391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083391.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

By the late 1970s, it was clear that virtually all pastoral development projects were abject failures. Chapter 7 shows how these failures, combined with a growing body of rangeland research overseas, ... More


Aggression and Conflict Resolution Among the Nomadic Hadza of Tanzania as Compared with Their Pastoralist Neighbors

Marina L. Butovskaya

in War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter examines cultural norms related to aggression and conflict management in the Hadza, who are nomadic hunter-gatherers, and recent transformations resulting from ethno-tourism and contacts ... More


Human Health in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Linda M. Knapp, Eli J. Knapp, Kristine L. Metzger, Dennis Rentsch, Rene Beyers, Katie Hampson, Jennifer Schmitt, Sarah Cleaveland, and Kathleen A. Galvin

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Summary statistics of mean z-scores for height-for-age and weight-for-age reveal that the entire population of GSE is stunted (due to chronic under-nutrition) and underweight (which could be a sign ... More


Tribes and Tribalism

Andrew M. Smith II

in Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199861101
eISBN:
9780199332717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861101.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter frames a broad discussion of communal development at Palmyra as a kinship-based society and elucidates the social and economic relationships between the Palmyrenes and the people of the ... More


Introduction and Overview

Suzanne E. Joseph

in Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the relevant demographic literature and introduces the people, setting, and methodology. In order to broaden our understanding of inequality, the chapter ... More


Demography on the Nomadic Periphery

Suzanne E. Joseph

in Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The question taken up in this chapter is whether similar forms of class-like differentiation shape the transitional experiences of less stratified peoples peripheral to state control, particularly ... More


Ecology, Mobility, and Music in Western Mongolia

Jennifer C. Post

in Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044038
eISBN:
9780252052972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044038.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Focusing on the mobile pastoral herders’ engagement with the environment, Jennifer Post uses a new mobilities paradigm to analyze the impacts of environmental change and related political and ... More


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