African Landscapes

Interdisciplinary Approaches


ISBN: 978-0-387-78681-0 (Print) 978-0-387-78682-7 (Online)
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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. Arid Landscapes: Detection and Reconstruction - Perspectives from Earth Sciences and Archaeology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 40-40

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 41-55

      Landscape in Geography and Landscape Ecology, Landscape Specification and Classification in Geomorphology

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 57-77

      Towards a Reconstruction of Land Use Potential

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 79-103

      Landscape Ecology of Savannas

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 105-117

      Quantitative Classification of Landscapes in Northern Namibia Using an ASTER Digital Elevation Model

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 119-157

      Risks and Resources in an Arid Landscape

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 159-197

      Resources, Use Potential and Basic Needs

  3. State, Power and Control in Africa’s Arid Landscapes: Perspectives from the Historical Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 200-200

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 201-224

      The ‘Landscapes’ of Ancient Egypt

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 225-254

      A Land of Goshen

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 255-274

      From the Old Location to Bishops Hill The Politics of Urban Planning and Landscape History in Windhoek, Namibia

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 275-294

      Landscape and Nostalgia

  4. Identity, Memory and Power in Africa’s Arid Landscapes: Perspectives from Social and Cultural Anthropology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 296-296

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 296-324

      The Anthropological Study of Landscape

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 327-351

      Kinship, Ritual and Landscape among the Himba of Northwest Namibia

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 353-381

      The Spectator’s and the Dweller’s Perspectives

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 383-405

      Is this a Drought or is this a Drought and what is really Beautiful? Different Conceptualizations of the !Khuiseb Catchment (Central Namibia) and their Consequences

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 407-427

      Where Settlements and the Landscape Merge

  5. Language and the Conceptualisation and Epistemics of African Arid Landscapes: Perspectives from Linguistics and Oral History

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 429-429

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 430-453

      Two Ways of Conceptualizing Natural Landscapes

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 455-471

      Landscape Conceptualisation in Mbukushu

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 473-500

      Otjiherero Praises of Places

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 501-513