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Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East: Struggles to Survive and Thrive (Greenwood Press "Endangered Peoples of the World)by Robert K. Hitchcock
Synopses & Reviews
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)
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.
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
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