Lands of the future. Anthropological perspectives on pastoralism, land deals and tropes of modernity in Eastern Africa
Echi Christina Gabbert, Fana Gebresenbet, John G. Galaty, Günther Schlee (Hg.)
New York, Oxford: Berghahn
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Rangeland, forests and riverine landscapes of pastoral communities in Eastern Africa are increasingly under threat. Abetted by states who think that outsiders can better use the lands than the people who have lived there for centuries, outside commercial interests have displaced indigenous dwellers from pastoral territories. This volume presents case studies from Eastern Africa, based on long-term field research, that vividly illustrate the struggles and strategies of those who face dispossession and also discredit ideological false modernist tropes like ‘backwardness’ and ‘primitiveness’.