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By Philip Carl Salzman

Drawing upon the author's huge box study between pastoral peoples within the heart East, India, and the Mediterranean, and on greater than 30 years of comparative examine of pastoralists all over the world, Pastoralists is an authoritative synthesis of the different types of pastoral existence. At an ethnographic point, the concise quantity offers precise analyses of divergent different types of pastoral societies, together with segmentary tribes, tribal chiefdoms, and peasant pastoralists. even as, it addresses a suite of considerable theoretical concerns: ecological and cultural version, equality and inequality, hierarchy and the root of strength, and country energy and resistance. The booklet validates "pastoralists" as a conceptual classification while it finds the range of societies, subsistence suggestions, and tool preparations subsumed through that time period.

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