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Introduction: Futuremaking with Pastoralists
Echi Christina Gabbert

Part I: Setting the Context: Modernity and Citizenship in Pastoral Areas

Chapter 1. Modern Mobility in East Africa: Pastoral Responses to Rangeland Fragmentation, Enclosure and Settlement
John G. Galaty

Chapter 2. Unequal Citizenship and One-Sided Communication: Anthropological Perspectives on Collective Identification in the Context of Large-Scale Land Transfers in Ethiopia
Günther Schlee

Chapter 3. Global Trade, Local Realities: Why African States Undervalue Pastoralism
Peter D. Little

Part II: Contested Identities and Territories: A History of Expropriation

Chapter 4. Modes of Dispossession of Indigenous Lands and Territories in Africa
Elifuraha I. Laltaika and Kelly M. Askew

Chapter 5. Land and the State in Ethiopia
John Markakis

Chapter 6. Persistent Expropriation of Pastoral Lands: The Afar Case
Maknun Ashami and Jean Lydall

Part III: Power, Politics and Reactions to State-Building

Chapter 7. Anatomy of a White Elephant: Investment Failure and Land Conflicts on Ethiopia’s Oromia–Somali Frontier
Jonah Wedekind

Chapter 8. From Cattle Herding to Charcoal Burning: Land Expropriation, State Consolidation and Livelihood Changes in Abaya Valley, Southern Ethiopia
Asebe Regassa

Chapter 9. Villagization in Ethiopia’s Lowlands: Development vs. Facilitating Control and Dispossession
Fana Gebresenbet

Part IV: Underdeveloping South Omo

Chapter 10. ‘Breaking Every Rule in the Book’: The Story of River Basin Development in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley
David Turton

Chapter 11. State-Building in the Ethiopian South-Western Lowlands: Experiencing the Brunt of State Power in Mela
Lucie Buffavand

Chapter 12. Customary Land Use and Local Consent Practices in Mun (Mursi): A New Call for Meaningful FPIC Standards in Southern Ethiopia
Shauna LaTosky

Chapter 13. Ethiopia’s ‘Blue Oil’? Hydropower, Irrigation and Development in the Omo-Turkana Basin
Edward G.J. Stevenson and Benedikt Kamski

Conclusion: Pastoralists for Future
Echi Christina Gabbert, Fana Gebresenbet and Jonah Wedekind


Lands of the Future

Anthropological Perspectives on Pastoralism, Land Deals and Tropes of Modernity in Eastern Africa

Edited by Echi Christina Gabbert, Fana Gebresenbet, John G. Galaty and G√ľnther Schlee

396 pages, 8 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-990-7 Hb Published (January 2021)

eISBN 978-1-78920-991-4 eBook