A Pastoral Democracy: A Study of Pastoralism and Politics Among the Northern Somali of the Horn of Africa

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James Currey Publishers, 1999 - Ethnology - 320 pages
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This series of Classics in African Anthropology is primarily drawn from a distinct family of texts which dominated the academic analysis of society in mid-20th century Africa. The texts reproduced are significant yet often neglected, and have stood the test of time. New edition of I.M. Lewis's classic 1961 study of pastoralism in Somalia, published in association with the International African Institute North America: Transaction Books; Germany: Lit Verlag
  

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Contents

Ecology and Clan
31
Pastoralism and the Structure of Crazing Encampments
56
Settlement and Cultivation
90
Clanship and the Paradigm of the Lineage System
127
Clanship and Contract
161
Authority and Sanctions
196
Force and Feud
242
Nationalism and Party Politics
266
Conclusion
296
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Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is also Chairman of the Africa Educational Trust.

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