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State and Societal Challenges in the Horn of Africa

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ISBN: 9789728335236 9789898862471 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Internacionais
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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This book brings to fruition the research done during the CEA-ISCTE project ‘’Monitoring Conflicts in the Horn of Africa’’, reference PTDC/AFR/100460/2008. The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) provided funding for this project. The chapters are based on first-hand data collected through fieldwork in the region’s countries between 4 January 2010 and 3 June 2013. The project’s team members and consultants debated their final research findings in a one-day Conference at IS...

Knowledge Sovereignty Among African Cattle Herders

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ISBN: 9781787353114 9781787353114 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787353114 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Economics --- Ethnology --- Anthropology --- Sociology --- Nutrition and Food Sciences --- History --- Migration
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Beni-Amer cattle owners in the western part of the Horn of Africa are not only masters in cattle breeding, they are also knowledge sovereign, in terms of owning productive genes of cattle and the cognitive knowledge base crucial to sustainable development. The strong bonds between the Beni-Amer, their animals, and their environment constitute the basis of their ways of knowing, and much of their knowledge system is built on experience and embedded in their cultural practices.

In this book, the first to study Beni-Amer practices, Zeremariam Fre argues for the importance of their knowledge, challenging the preconceptions that regard it as untrustworthy when compared to scientific knowledge from more developed regions. Empirical evidence suggests that there is much one could learn from the other, since elements of pastoralist technology, such as those related to animal production and husbandry, make a direct contribution to our knowledge of livestock production. It is this potential for hybridisation, as well as the resilience of the herders, at the core of the indigenous knowledge system.

Navigating Borders

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Book Series: IMISCoe Dissertations ISBN: 9789053569306 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569306 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Science (General) --- Sociology
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Navigating Borders into the Netherlands provides a unique in-depth look at human smuggling processes. Based on biographical interviews with smuggled migrants in the Netherlands, the study reveals considerable differences that exist in smuggling's underlying causes, how journeys evolve, and outcomes of the process. This research from an insider's perspective clearly demonstrates that smuggled migrants are not passive actors, there is a broad variety in types of smugglers, and interactions between migrants and smugglers largely determine how the smuggling process evolves.

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