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As Pastoralists Settle

Publication year: 2005

ISBN: 978-0-306-48595-4

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Formerly nomadic livestock-keeping pastoralists have settled in many regions of the world in the past century. Some groups, including those in the former Soviet Union, Iran, and Israel, have settled in response to state-enforced measures; others including Saami in Norway or Bedouins in Saudi Arabia, in response to changing economic opportunities. East Africa, home to many cattle- and camel-keeping pastoral societies, has been among the most recent to change. The shift to sedentism by East African pastoralists increased d- matically in the late 20th century as a result of sharp economic, political, demographic, and environmental changes.

Subject: Humanities, Social Science and Law, Public Health, anthropology, development, development economics, ecology, economics, employment, environment, health care, nutrition, population, production, sociology