Wednesday, August 16, 2006
New in HOORC’s Library: Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East
Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East: Struggles to Survive and Thrive looks at the links among peoples of the region, arguing that cultural diversity has given people an adaptive edge, and that diversity is now threatened by population shifts, conflicts, diseases, and environmental degradation. Chapter Eight, The Okavango Delta Peoples of Botswana, by John Bock and Sarah E. Johnson, describes the varying traditional subsistence activities of people in the Delta, their languages, social and political organization, religion and world view and the impact of development activities on these.
John Bock has also studied children’s activities in an Okavango Delta community and has produced a web site about Okavango peoples. You can find Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East in HOORC’s Library.