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Bollig, Michael

Overview
Works: 23 works in 79 publications in 2 languages and 2,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Folklore  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author
Classifications: U21.2, 355.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Bollig
The practice of war : production, reproduction and communication of armed violence by Aparna Rao( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information to help in a better understanding of the specific and the general in wartime. This book examines how people cope and adjust to situations of war, depending upon whether these are low-intensity or high-intensity ones, and on whether they are brief phases of conflict or long enduring periods of violence
Pastoralism in Africa : past, present, and future by Michael Bollig( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastoralism has shaped livelihoods and landscapes on the African continent for millennia. Mobile livestock husbandry has generally been portrayed as an economic strategy that successfully met the challenges of low biomass productivity and environmental variability in arid and semi-arid environments. This volume focuses on the emergence, diversity, and inherent dynamics of pastoralism in Africa based on research during a twelve-year period on the southwest and northeast regions. Unraveling the complex prehistory, history, and contemporary political ecology of African pastoralism, results in in
African landscapes : interdisciplinary approaches by Olaf Bubenzer( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape studies provide a crucial perspective into the interaction between humans and their environment, shedding insight on social, cultural, and economic topics. The research explores both the way that natural processes have affected the development of culture and society, as well as the ways that natural landscapes themselves are the product of historical and cultural processes. Most previous studies of the landscape selectively focused on either the natural sciences or the social sciences, but the research presented in African Landscapes bridges that gap. This work is unique in its interdisciplinary scope. Over the past twelve years, the contributors to this volume have participated in the collaborative research center ACACIA (Arid Climate Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa), which deals with the relationship between cultural processes and ecological dynamics in Africa{u2019}s arid areas. The case studies presented here come from mainly Sahara/Sahel and southwestern Africa, and are all linked to broader discussions on the concept of landscape, and themes of cultural, anthropological, geographical, botanical, sociological, and archaeological interest. The contributions in this work are enhanced by full color photographs that put the discussion in context visually
Namibia-Deutschland, eine geteilte Geschichte : Widerstand, Gewalt, Erinnerung by Deutsches Historisches Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People, cattle and land : transformations of a pastoral society in Southwestern Africa( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zentralafrikanische Regenwald : Ökologie, Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven zu Kultur- und Landschaftswandel im ariden und semiariden Nordwest Namibia by Michael Bollig( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When war came the cattle slept-- : Himba oral traditions by Michael Bollig( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Überlebensstrategien in Afrika( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krieg und Kampf : die Gewalt in unseren Köpfen( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aridity, change and conflict in Africa : proceedings of an international ACACIA conference held at Königswinter, Germany, October 1-3, 2003 by ACACIA( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Chamus verses the State: Vulnerability, Litigation and Resilience Building in the Baringo Lowlands of Kenya by Michael R Odhiambo( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impacts of global change on the hydrological cycle in West and Northwest Africa by Peter Speeth( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In particular shortage of fresh water is expected to be the dominant water problem for West and Northwest Africa of the 21st century. In order to solve present and projected future problems concerning fresh water supply, a highly interdisciplinary approach is used in the book. Strategies are offered for a sustainable and future-oriented water management. Based on different scenarios, a range of management options is suggested with the aid of Information Systems and Spatial Decision Support Systems for two river catchments in Northwest Africa
Resilience and collapse in African savannahs : causes and consequences of environmental change in Eastern Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book assesses the causes and consequences of environmental change in East Africa, asking whether local African communities are sufficiently resilient to cope with the ecological and social challenges that confront them. It focuses on the savannahs of the Baringo-Bogoria basin, and the surrounding highlands of Kenya's northern Rift Valley that form the social-ecological system of the specialised cattle pastoralists and niche agricultural farmers who occupy these semi-arid lands. Historical studies of resilience spanning the past two centuries are linked with analysis of current environmental challenges, and the ecological, social, economic and political responses mounted by local communities. The authors question whether the most recent challenges confronting the peoples of eastern Africa's savannahs--intensified conflicts, mounting poverty driven by demographic pressures, and dramatic ecological changes brought by invasive species--might soon lead to a collapse in essential elements of the specialised cattle pastoralism that dominates the region, requiring a re-orientation of the social-ecological system. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Eastern African Studies."--Preliminary page
Die Krieger der gelben Gewehre : intra- und interethnische Konfliktaustragung bei den Pokot Nordwestkenias; eine Fallstudie zur Ethnologie des Konflikts by Michael Bollig( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colonial encapsulation of the north-western Namibian pastoral economy by Michael Bollig( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As long as they don't bury me here" : social relations of poverty in a Namibian shantytown by Inge Tvedten( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An increasing number of poor Southern Africans live in poverty-stricken urban slums or shantytowns. Focusing on four shantytowns in the northern Namibian town of Oshakati, this book analyses the coping strategies of the poorest sections of such populations. The study is based on fieldwork conducted intermittently during a period of 10 years. It combines theories of political, economic and cultural structuration, and of the material and cultural basis for social relations of inclusion and exclusion as practise. The poorest shanty dwellers are marginalised or excluded from vital urban and rural relationships and forced into social relations of poverty amongst themselves. Having experienced long-term processes of impoverishment, the very poorest and most destitute in the shantytowns tend to give up improving their lives and act in ways that further undermine their position
African landscapes : interdisciplinary approaches( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue: resilience and collapse on African savannahs : causes and consequences of environmental change in East Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The making of local traditions in a global setting : indigenous peoples' organizations ands their effects at the local level in southern Africa by Michael Bollig( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The practice of war : production, reproduction and communication of armed violence
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