(noun) The domestication and herding of animals as a primary form of food production and economic exchange.
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- Pastoral societies are often small and nomadic.
- Pastoralism is a primary subsistence strategy along with agriculture; horticulture; hunting and gathering; industrialism; and slash-and-burn.
- Also called:
- pastoral society
- Food and Agriculture Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “pastoralism” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Carr, Claudia J. 1977. Pastoralism in Crisis: The Dasanetch and Their Ethiopian Lands. Chicago: University of Chicago.
- Catley, Andy, Jeremy Lind, and Ian Scoones, eds. 2013. Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins. London: Routledge.
- Clutton-Brock, Juliet. 1989. The Walking Larder: Patterns of Domestication, Pastoralism, and Predation. London: Unwin Hyman.
- Smith, Andrew B. 1992. Pastoralism in Africa: Origins and Development Ecology. London: Hurst & Company.
- Pastorialism: anthro.palomar.edu
- Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice