Nomadic Peoples

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Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, June

An Ecosystem Approach to HIV-1/aids: Local Knowledge on Contracting and Transmitting the Disease Amongst the Turkana of Lodwar Township (Kenya)
Abstract A broad theoretical framework centred on an ecosystem approach is used to investigate the local knowledge around contraction and transmission of HIV-1/AIDS amongst the Turkana of Lodwar township. According to the Turkana, there are several...
Automatic Rifles and Social Order Amongst the Daasanach of Conflict-Ridden East Africa
Abstract It has been reported that the proliferation of automatic rifles in East Africa has increased the seriousness of conflicts during the past thirty years in East African pastoral societies. Some researchers insist that pastoral societies have...
Contradictory Evidence as a Guide for Future Research: Investigating the Relationship between Pastoral Labour and Production
Abstract While there is a general agreement that labour has a significant effect on agricultural production, questions have been raised as to whether this is the case for pastoral production. While a review of the literature reveals a prevalent...
Editorial
This issue offers three articles addressing broad themes, and three with a narrow focus. The broad themes are governance, or the advantages of a 'governmentality' approach in pastoral development (John Morton); human right to health, looking at the...
The Right to Health of Nomadic Groups
Abstract Nomadic groups have often being discriminated against in many different fields. Often states do not meet their obligation to respect, protect and fulfil nomads' human rights. This article applies a human rights perspective to nomads' difficulties...
Unravelling Mongolia's Extreme Winter Disaster of 2010
Abstract The 2010 extreme winter disaster (dzud) in Mongolia has lead to great livestock mortality (around 20 per cent of the national herd), the loss of pastoral livelihoods and rural displacement and affected 28 per cent of the country's population....
Why Should Governmentality Matter for the Study of Pastoral Development?
Abstract This article explores some of the ways in which analyses based around Foucault's concept of 'governmentality' might cast light on the ways in which pastoralists in Africa are and might be governed, given the persistence of poor policy,...
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