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The anthropological study of nomadism should be approached via cultural ecology and by the generative method. A preliminary generative model is presented, consisting of a series of seven rules. The first five are derived from the literature and are concerned with group formation. The last two are proposed by the writer with a view to making the articulation between group formation, social ecology and social organisation.
Spooner, B. (1971). Towards a Generative Model of Nomadism. Anthropological Quarterly, 44 (3), 198-210. https://doi.org/10.2307/3316939
Date Posted: 18 October 2016
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