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

Hunters, Pastoralists and Ranchers: Reindeer Economies and their Transformations

byTim Ingold

Paperback | April 29, 1988

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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.
Title:Hunters, Pastoralists and Ranchers: Reindeer Economies and their TransformationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:April 29, 1988Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521358876

ISBN - 13:9780521358873

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Preface; Prologue: on reindeer and men; 1. Predation and protection; 2. Taming, herding and breeding; 3. Modes of production (1): hunting to pastoralism; 4. Modes of production (2): pastoralism to ranching; Epilogue: on band organization, leadership and ideology; Appendix: the names and locations of circumboreal peoples; Notes; Bibliography; Author index; Subject index.