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Title:
Endangered peoples of Africa and the Middle East : struggles to survive and thrive
Author:
Hitchcock, Robert K.
Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
x, 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The Afghans -- The Bedouin of the South Sinai, Egypt -- 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 -- The Ugandans.
ISBN:
9780313304378
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


Author Notes

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.


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Booklist Review

This entry in the Endangered Peoples of the World series treats 14 groups such as the Kurds, the Palestinians, and the Somali. Each chapter provides an overview of culture, threats to survival, and responses to those threats, along with a resource guide. Other volumes in the series cover Latin America, Oceania, Europe, the Arctic, Southeast and East Asia, and North America.


Table of Contents

Barbara Rose JohnstonRobert K. Hitchcock and Alan J. OsbornM. Catherine DalyDavid HomaStuart A. MarksLucia Ann McSpaddenLaurel EricksonMona A. Mohamed and Margaret FisherA. Olu Oyinlade and Jeffrey M. VincentJohn Bock and Sara E. JohnsonLema BashirLois BeckClea Msindo Koff and Ralph J. HartleyVirginia LulingSusan J. RasmussenDee Aker
Series Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
1 The Afghansp. 31
2 The Bedouin of the South Sinai, Egyptp. 47
3 The Bisa of Zambiap. 65
4 The Eritreans and Ethiopiansp. 79
5 The Kurdsp. 97
6 The Nuba of Sudanp. 115
7 The Ogoni of Nigeriap. 129
8 The Okavango Delta Peoples of Botswanap. 151
9 The Palestiniansp. 171
10 The Qashqa'i of Iranp. 189
11 The Rwandesep. 203
12 The Somali of the Horn of Africap. 219
13 The Tuaregp. 235
14 The Ugandansp. 257
Glossaryp. 281
Indexp. 289
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 297

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