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Pastoralists Under Pressure?: Fulbe Societies Confronting Change in West Africa (Hardback)

Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 1999
ISBN 10: 9004113649 / ISBN 13: 9789004113640
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Titre : Pastoralists Under Pressure?: Fulbe ...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 1999

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: French,English . Brand New Book. This volume collates articles concerned with the Fulbe (Fulani, Peul), the largest and most widespread group of pastoralists in West Africa. The collection deals with a wide variety of subjects, ranging from ethnicity and identity, ecology and politics, and social transformation and takes in settings across the African continent - from urban Nigeria, dryland West and Central Mali, Cameroon to the Central Sudan, Northern Benin and the Senegal valley. The volume shows that the Fulbe are an example for the comparative study of social change, and ecological and cultural adaptation by discussing contemporary changes in Fulbe society and the amazing variety of settings in which they are able to survive. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004113640

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Synopsis : This volume collates articles concerned with the Fulbe (Fulani, Peul), the largest and most widespread group of pastoralists in West Africa. The collection deals with a wide variety of subjects, ranging from ethnicity and identity, ecology and politics, and social transformation and takes in settings across the African continent - from urban Nigeria, dryland West and Central Mali, Cameroon to the Central Sudan, Northern Benin and the Senegal valley. The volume shows that the Fulbe are an example for the comparative study of social change, and ecological and cultural adaptation by discussing contemporary changes in Fulbe society and the amazing variety of settings in which they are able to survive.

A propos de l'auteur: Victor Azarya is Professor of Sociology and a Fellow of the Harry Truman Research Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published extensively on the Fulbe and on state-society relations in Africa. His latest book is Nomads in the State in Africa: the Political Roots of Marginality (Ashgate, 1996). Anneke Breedveld, Ph.D. (1995) in Linguistics, is a Research Fellow at the African Studies Centre Leiden, and the African Linguistics department of Leiden University. She does research on various dialects of Fulfulde. She published on the Maasina-dialect of Fulfulde and on the semantics of ethnic labelling. Mirjam de Bruijn, Ph.D. (1995) in Anthropology is a Research Fellow at the African Studies Centre. Her research concentrates on the socio-cultural aspects of change in Westafrican pastoral societies. She has published extensively on Islam, social security and poverty. Han van Dijk, Ph.D. (1995) in Agricultural Sciences is a Research Fellow at the African Studies Centre. His research concentrates on natural resource management, pastoral strategies, property and land tenure in African pastoral societies. He has published various articles on these issues.

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