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9783895005527

Editors: Gertel, Jörg; Breuer, Ingo

Pastoral Morocco

Globalizing Scapes of Mobility and Insecurity

2007
17.0 x 24.0 cm, 268 p., 17 maps, 26 illustrations b/w, 17 maps, hardback
54,00 €

ISBN: 9783895005527
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Short Description

Pastoral Morocco explores the mobility of people and livestock in the context of neo-liberal globalization. Mobility is defined as a strategy to maintain and enhance access to resources, and hence comprehended as a strategy of pastoralists to cope with insecurity and new risks. Pastoral livelihoods in Morocco are, as the authors point out, increasingly shaped by processes unfolding outside the realm of animal production, for instance by dynamics of labor migration, changing property rights, and new means of communication. This volume examines local consequences of agro-pastoral restructuring. It investigates, for example, the invention of pastoral cooperatives, analyzes territorial changes triggered by urbanization and new spaces of enterprises, assesses the importance of cross border trade and sheep-commodity chains, scrutinizes the complexity and vulnerability of livelihood portfolios and it ultimately inquires the genealogy of conflicts over pastures. Pastoral Morocco draws on intensive empirical fieldwork and captures the regional diversities of the country. It is the first English language volume that combines Moroccan and European expertise about the changing world of mobility and insecurity that Moroccan pastoralists inhabit.

Description

„Pastoral Morocco“ explores the mobility of people and livestock in the context of neo-liberal globalization. Mobility is defined as a strategy to maintain and enhance access to resources, and hence comprehended as a strategy of pastoralists to cope with insecurity and new risks. Pastoral livelihoods in Morocco are, as the authors point out, increasingly shaped by processes unfolding outside the realm of animal production, for instance by dynamics of labor migration, changing property rights, and new means of communication. This volume examines local consequences of agro-pastoral restructuring. It investigates, for example, the invention of pastoral cooperatives, analyzes territorial changes triggered by urbanization and new spaces of enterprises, assesses the importance of cross border trade and sheep-commodity chains, scrutinizes the complexity and vulnerability of livelihood portfolios and it ultimately inquires the genealogy of conflicts over pastures. This volume draws on intensive empirical fieldwork and captures the regional diversities of the country. It is the first English language volume that combines Moroccan and European expertise about the changing world of mobility and insecurity that Moroccan pastoralists inhabit.

Reviews

„Pastoral Morocco is an innovative approach to grasp the importance of pastoralism as it is observed an interpreted in present-day Morocco. The volume is roughly divided into two sections. Three papers constitute the first part in which the scope of pastoralism is explicated in a conceptual framework, in time and space and as embedded in the world market. (...) These three chapters set the stage for the second part with ten contributions titled „regional geographies of pastoral Morocco“. Here we encounter worthwhile case studies (...).
The major contribution of this volume to pastoralism is a two-fold one. The editors have succeeded in convening a group of researchers that presented the readership with a comprehensive overview of vital topics in pastoralism research in Morocco, content- and region-wise. Secondly, this volume offers a state-of-the-art tome in the English language for comparative studies to colleagues who are interested in recent developments in Morocco and in their linkages beyond the place.“

In: Erdkunde. Vol. 63 (2009) No. 2. S. 198-199.

Keywords

Agriculture & farming (32) || Animal husbandry (3) || Außereuropäische Geschichte (14) || Ethnologie. Sozialwissenschaften (9) || Geography (506) || Globalization || History (730) || Interdisciplinary studies (44) || Kulturgeographie (17) || Migration, immigration & emigration (11) || Morocco (7) || Nomaden (15) || North Africa (237) || Social & ethical issues (22) || Society & culture: general (299) || Sociology (21) || Sociology & anthropology (100) || Sociology: work & labour || Vorderer Orient. allgemein (14)