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Tables of Contents for The Pastoral Continuum
Chapter/Section Title
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List of Figures
xiv
1
List of Maps
xv
1
List of Tables
xvi
 
Introduction
1
6
PART I. THE DIMENSIONS OF PASTORAL SOCIETY IN EAST AFRICA
7
122
1. Pastoralists and the Spirit of Enterprise
9
42
Bride-Wealth and the System of Exchange
11
5
Trust and the Morality of Exchange
16
3
The Mix of Economy in Marginal Areas and the Strategic Role of Cattle
19
3
The Social Construction of Choice in Stock
22
4
Pastoralism as a Family Enterprise: Maasai Growth and Succession
26
2
Male Age Systems and the Problems of Generational Succession
28
6
Strategies for Growth
34
7
The Two Moods of the Sawtooth Profile
41
2
Conclusion: The Hierarchy of Domains among East African Pastoralists
43
8
2. Polygyny and the Manifestations of Inequality
51
42
Section A. Polygyny Profiles and the Dimensions of Inequality
52
8
The Distribution of Polygyny in 87 African Samples
52
8
Section B. The Statistical Interpretation of Polygyny Profiles
60
19
Consistency and the Limits of Confidence
60
3
Characteristics of the Negative Binomial Distribution
63
5
Binomial Distributions and the 87 Samples of Polygyny
68
2
Profiles that Approximate to a Poisson Distribution
70
1
Profiles that Approximate to a True Binomial Distribution
71
3
Samples that Diverge from a Negative (or True) Binomial Profile
74
5
Section C. Inequalities and Constraint
79
14
The Growth of Prestige and the Family Developmental Cycle
79
3
The Context of Conformity and Competition
82
4
Conclusion: The Hidden Implications of Polygyny Profiles
86
1
Appendix: Details of the 87 Polygyny Samples
87
6
3. The Dynamics of Age Systems in East Africa
93
36
The Age Ladder and Ambivalence towards Ageing: The Maasai Case
94
4
Age and Generation Systems
98
1
The Jie Generation Paradox
99
5
Simulating the Jie Generation-Set System: The Demographic Implications
104
6
The Changeover Crisis and the Karimojong: The Politics of Age Relations
110
3
Jie and Karimojong: Breakdown or Steady State?
113
4
The Jie-Karimojong Cluster and the Maasai: A Comparison
117
3
The Oddity of the Nyakyusa Age-Village System
120
4
The Gada `Puzzle' and the Cushitic Fringe
124
3
Conclusion: Age Systems and the Problem of Historical Change
127
2
PART II. OPPORTUNISM AND ADAPTATION TO THE PASTORAL NICHE: THE CASE OF THE CHAMUS OF LAKE BARINGO
129
76
4. The Chamus Tradition of Pre-Pastoral Origins
131
19
The Foraging Niche in a Pastoral Region
131
3
Age-Sets and Clanship in Chamus History
134
3
The Keroi and the `Karankuti' Transformation
137
3
The Traditional System of Irrigation
140
5
The Toiyo-Samburu Immigration and the Patronage of Fishing
145
3
Conclusion: The Hazards of the Oasis Economy
148
2
5. The Thrust of Pastoral Innovations
150
24
The Peles Age-Set (c.1865-1877) and the Impact of the Pastoral Culture
151
3
The Kideni Age-Set (c.1877-1889) and Adaptations to Pastoralism
154
3
`The Disaster'
157
2
The Kinyamal Age-Set (c.1889-1901) and the Evolving Clan System
159
3
The Kiliako Age-Set (c.1901-1913) and the Maasai Innovations
162
3
The Manyata System
165
3
Conclusion: Pastoralism and the Changing Balance of Power with Age
168
2
Appendix: Notes on The Ritual Sequence of Moranhood
170
4
6. The Emergence of Individualism and New Forms of Inequality
174
31
Irrigation versus Pastoral Ideals of Marriage
176
5
`Climbing' an Age-Set
181
2
Irimpot to Parimo (c.1913-1948) and the Subversive Spread of Climbing
183
6
Changing Relations between the Down-River and Up-River Communities
189
2
Merisho to Bikisho (c.1948-1982) and the Decline of the Age System
191
3
Polygyny and New Trends in Social Inequality
194
4
Conclusion: Indigenous Knowledge and the Evolution of Chamus Culture
198
7
PART III. THE MARGINALIZATION OF PASTORALISM
205
64
7. Population Growth, Development, and the Malthusian Dilemma
207
24
Pastoralism and the Shifting Balance of Advantage
207
3
The Chamus and the Crisis of Modernization
210
3
Drought and the Commitment to Growth
213
5
Malthusian and Neo-Malthusian Models
218
2
Pastoralists and the Development Trap
220
6
Conclusion: Pastoralism and the Reckoning of Growth
226
5
8. Pastoralists and the Threshold of Change and Inequality
231
16
Social Change and the `Problem of Generations'
232
3
Shifting Traditions and the Moral Threshold
235
3
Underdevelopment and the Pastoralist Fringe
238
4
Conclusion: Confidence and the Threshold of Change
242
5
9. The Shadow of Islam and the Spread of the Desert
247
22
Pastoral Adaptation: The Benign Model and the Hidden Hand
248
2
Pastoral Maladaptation: The Neo-Malthusian Critique
250
2
Islamic Pastoralism and the Extension of Business Enterprise
252
5
The Islamic Model of Pastoral Development
257
2
The Islamic Model and Recent Trends among Non-Islamic Pastoralists
259
7
Conclusion: Pastoralism and the Wake of Civilization
266
3
References
269
20
Subject Index
289
9
Name Index
298