Traditional culture

Survival on meagre resources : Hadendowa pastoralism in the Red Sea Hills

Upphovspersoner: Manger, Leif O. | Abd el Ati, Hassan
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1996
Ämnesord: Sudan, East Africa, Adaptation to change, Environmental degradation, Physical environment, Vegetation, Traditional culture, Ethnic groups, Food supply, Pastoralism, Survival strategies, Sudan, Political science, Statsvetenskap
This is the first comprehensive study of Hadendowa Beja pastoralism in Eastern Sudan. The various chapters deal with the effects of drought and of human activities on the natural environment; the effect on pastoral migration patterns, and socio-cultural changes. The authors argue that the recurrent pastoral disasters cannot be blamed only on the pastoralists, but must be related to wider economic and political contexts, in which the pastoralists are becoming increasingly marginalised.