New book: Lands of the Future
LANDS OF THE FUTURE Anthropological Perspectives on Pastoralism, Land Deals and Tropes of Modernity in Eastern Africa
The long-awaited book 'LANDS OF THE FUTURE - Anthropological Perspectives on Pastoralism, Land Deals and Tropes of Modernity in Eastern Africa' is now published!
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. Edited by OTuRN affiliate Echi Gabbert with OTuRN friend and colleague Fana Gebresenbet as well as John G. Galaty and Günther Schlee, the book 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’. Multiple OTuRN affiliates are authors in the book and we congratulate you all on the publication of this importance text.
The introduction 'Futuremaking with Pastoralists', by Echi Gabbert, is available here: https://www.berghahnbooks.com/downloads/intros/GabbertLands_intro.pdf
The editors are kindly offering a 50% discount until February 28th 2021 with the code GAB907- you can purchase the book from https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GabbertLands.