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Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East: Struggles to Survive and Thrive (Greenwood Press "Endangered Peoples of the World)

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Publisher Comments:

Africa and the Middle East are undergoing dramatic environmental, demographic, economic, and political transformations. This volume turns the spotlight on 14 endangered cultures as examples of how diverse peoples are coping with these radical evolutions in the 21st century. Little-known groups such as the Ogoni of Nigeria, who face environmental degradation from multinational exploitation of oil resources and government collusion, are presented alongside well-known groups like the Kurds, some of whom have been displaced as a result of civil war and live beneath a repressive Iraqi regime. The issues, viewpoints, and solutions presented by chapter authors are often controversial, and the format allows students and interested readers to use critical-thinking skills as they gain knowledge of other cultures. Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East is the only reference for the high school and public library that gives a unique perspective on the threats to and responses of these groups. Each chapter gives an overview of the group to provide a context for discussing the challenges they face. A helpful Resource Guide lists further reading, films and videos, Web Sites, and organizations. Maps and photos complement the text.

Book News Annotation:

Osborn and Hitchcock (both: anthropology, U. of Nebraska at Lincoln) examine groups of people endangered by threats from the biophysical and social realms. As is true for other volumes in this series, each of the 14 chapters is arranged similarly, covering general cultural information, threats to survival, efforts to respond to threats, a brief summary, and review questions. This volume covers the Afghans, the Bedouin of the South Sinai, the Bisa of Zambia, the Eritreans and Ethiopians, the Kurds, the Nuba of Sudan, the Ogoni of Nigeria, the Okavango Delta peoples of Botswana, the Palestinians, the Qashqa'i of Iran, the Rwandese, the Somali of the Horn of Africa, the Tuareg, and the Ugandans.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Africa and the Middle East are undergoing dramatic environmental, demographic, economic, and political transformations. This volume highlights 14 endangered cultures as examples of how diverse peoples are coping with these radical evolutions in the 21st century.

Synopsis:

Fourteen cultures are presented as examples of how diverse peoples are coping with radical change and evolution of the 21st century.

About the Author

ROBERT K. HITCHCOCK is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.ALAN J. OSBORN is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Barbara Rose Johnston

Introduction by Robert K. Hitchcock and Alan J. Osborn

The Afghans by M. Catherine Daly

The Bedouin of South Sinai, Egypt by David Homa

The Bisa of Zambia by Stuart Marks

The Eritreans and Ethiopians by Lucia Ann McSpadden

The Kurds by Laurel Erickson

The Nuba of Sudan by Mona A. Mohamed and Margaret Fisher

The Ogoni of Nigeria by A. Olu Oyinlade and Jeffrey Vincent

The Okavango Delta Peoples of Botswana by John Bock and Sara E. Johnson

The Palestinians by Lema Bashir

The Qashqa'i of Iran by Lois Beck

The Rwandese by Clea Koff and Ralph J. Hartley

The Somali of the Horn of Africa by Virginia Luling

The Tuareg by Susan J. Rasmussen

The Ugandans by Dee Aker

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313304378
Editor:
Hitchcock, Robert K.
Editor:
Osborn, Alan J.
Other:
Hitchcock, Robert K.
Editor:
Hitchcock, Robert K.
Editor:
Osborn, Alan J.
Author:
Hitchcock, Robert K.
Author:
Osborn, Alan J.
Author:
Osborn, Alan
Author:
Hitchcock, Robert
Other:
Hitchcock, Robert K.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Acculturation
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnology -- Africa.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Greenwood Press "Endangered peoples of the world" series,
Series Volume:
98-1
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.44x6.26x1.08 in. 1.45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Africa and the Middle East are undergoing dramatic environmental, demographic, economic, and political transformations. This volume highlights 14 endangered cultures as examples of how diverse peoples are coping with these radical evolutions in the 21st century.
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