People, Cattle and Land

ISBN 978-3-89645-363-1

People, Cattle and Land

Transformations of a Pastoral Society in Southwestern Africa

Edited by: Michael Bollig, Jan-Bart Gewald. With contributions by: Michael Bollig, David Crandall, Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, Andreas E. Eckl, Thomas Frank, Jan-Bart Gewald, Hildi Hendrickson, Dag Henrichsen, Tilman Lenssen-Erz, Giorgio Miescher, Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig, Itaru Ohta, Jeremy Silvester, Andrew B. Smith, Ute Stahl, Steven van Wolputte, Wolfgang Werner, Thomas Widlok, Christofer Wärnlöf. Series edited by: Michael Bollig, Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig.

Series: History, Cultural Traditions and Innovations in Southern Africa Volume 13

12 pp. Roman, 540 pp.
2nd edition
17 maps, 16 colour photos, 17 b/w photos, 31 graphs, numerous tables
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
1130 g
€ 39.80


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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