9780198549215

Turkana Herders of the Dry Savana Ecology and Biobehavioral Response of Nomads to an Uncertain Environment

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    9780198549215

  • ISBN10:

    0198549210

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-04-29
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This unique study of the Turkana people who live as nomads in the savanna of northwestern Kenya includes research on their social and cultural organizations, their health, biology, demography, and economics. The Turkana's way of life is under increasing pressure to change and this volume provides an important analytical record of their traditions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
List of contributors
xiii
Introduction xv
PART I. BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT 1(66)
Framework and theory
3(22)
Michael A. Little
Rada Dyson-Hudson
Paul W. Leslie
Neville Dyson-Hudson
Turkana in time perspective
25(18)
Rada Dyson-Hudson
Ecology of South Turkana
43(24)
Michael A. Little
Rada Dyson-Hudson
J. Terrence McCabe
PART II. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION AND SUBSISTENCE 67(56)
The social organization of resource exploitation
69(20)
Neville Dyson-Hudson
Rada Dyson-Hudson
Social networks and exchange
89(20)
Brooke R. Johnson, Jr.
Nomadic movements
109(14)
J. Terrence McCabe
Rada Dyson-Hudson
Jan Wienpahl
PART III. BIOLOGY AND HEALTH 123(108)
Dietary intake and nutritional status
125(22)
Kathleen A. Galvin
Michael A. Little
Subsistence, activity patterns, and physical work capacity
147(18)
Linda S. Curran
Kathleen A. Galvin
Infant care and feeding
165(22)
Sandra J. Gray
Infant, child, and adolescent growth, and adult physical status
187(20)
Michael A. Little
Sandra J. Gray
Ivy L. Pike
Mutuma Mugambi
Health and morbidity: ethnomedical and epidemiological perspectives
207(24)
Bettina Shell-Duncan
J. Karen Shelley
Paul W. Leslie
PART IV. DEMOGRAPHY 231(84)
People and herds
233(16)
Paul W. Leslie
Rada Dyson-Hudson
Fecundity and fertility
249(32)
Paul W. Leslie
Kenneth L. Campbell
Benjamin C. Campbell
Christine S. Kigondu
Leah W. Kirumbi
Population replacement and persistence
281(22)
Paul W. Leslie
Rada Dyson-Hudson
Peggy H. Fry
Migration across ecosystem boundaries
303(12)
Rada Dyson-Hudson
Dominique Meekers
PART V. GENERAL ISSUES AND SYNTHESIS 315(60)
Environmental variations in the South Turkana ecosystem
317(16)
Michael A. Little
Rada Dyson-Hudson
Neville Dyson-Hudson
Nancy L. Winterbauer
Settled Turkana
333(22)
Benjamin C. Campbell
Paul W. Leslie
Michael A. Little
Jean M. Brainard
Michael A. DeLuca
Synthesis and lessons
355(20)
Paul W. Leslie
Michael A. Little
Rada Dyson-Hudson
Neville Dyson-Hudson
Appendix 1 375(4)
References 379(28)
Index 407

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