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Hunters, Pastoralists and Ranchers : Reindeer Economies and their Transformations - Tim Ingold

Hunters, Pastoralists and Ranchers

Reindeer Economies and their Transformations

Paperback Published: 30th May 1988
ISBN: 9780521358873
Number Of Pages: 340

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Throughout the northern circumpolar tundras and forests, and over many millennia, human populations have based their livelihood wholly or in part upon the exploitation of a single animal species the reindeer. Yet some are hunters, others pastoralists, while today traditional pastoral economies are being replaced by a commercially oriented ranch industry. In this book, drawing on ethnographic material from North America and Eurasia, Tim Ingold explains the causes and mechanisms of transformations between hunting, pastoralism and ranching, each based on the same animal in the same environment, and each viewed in terms of a particular conjunction of social and ecological relations of production. In developing a workable synthesis between ecological and economic approaches in anthropology, Ingold introduces theoretically rigorous concepts for the analysis of specialized animal-based economies, which cast the problem of 'domestication' in an entirely new light."

List of figures and tables
Prologue: on reindeer and men
Predation and protection
Taming, herding and breeding
Modes of production (1): hunting to pastoralism
Modes of production (2): pastoralism to ranching
Epilogue: on band organization, leadership and ideology
Appendix: the names and locations of circumboreal peoples
Author index
Subject index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521358873
ISBN-10: 0521358876
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 30th May 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5