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This contribution takes a critical look at the research literature on African pastoralism in recent decades. Many approaches, particularly to East African pastoralism, lack a theoretical framework adequate to the task of dealing with the manifold dynamics of socio-economic and livelihood change. This lacuna can be attributed to the predominance of socio-ecological thought that relies too heavily on ‘adaptationist’ frameworks. To provide a stronger conceptual basis for research into future trends of (East) African pastoralism, I propose to focus on socio-economic differentiation and to use the category ‘pastoralism’ to distinguish between continuously shifting practices and livelihood strategies, rather than between different ‘kinds’ of people or societies.

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In: African Futures
In: African Futures
In: African Futures
In: African Futures
In: African Futures
In: African Futures
In: African Futures
The essays in this collection are written to make readers (re)consider what is possible in Africa. The essays shake the tree of received wisdom and received categories, and hone in on the complexities of life under ecological and economic constraints. Yet, throughout this volume, people do not emerge as victims, but rather as inventors, engineers, scientists, planners, writers, artists, and activists, or as children, mothers, fathers, friends, or lovers – all as future-makers. It is precisely through agents such as these that Africa is futuring: rethinking, living, confronting, imagining, and relating in the light of its many emerging tomorrows.