Searching for Symbolic Value of Cattle: Tropical Livestock Units, Market Price, and Cultural Value of Maasai Livestock

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Robert J. Quinlan ; Isaya Rumas ; Godfrey Naiskye ; Marsha Quinlan ; Jonathan Yoder (2016)
  • Publisher: Society of Ethnobiology
  • Journal: Ethnobiology Letters (issn: 2159-8126)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.14237/ebl.7.1.2016.621
  • Subject: Ethnozoology | East Africa | Smallholder household wealth | Pastoralism | Gender and marriage | Ethnographic science | Human ecology. Anthropogeography | GF1-900

<p class="Abstract">We examine metabolic, market, and symbolic values of livestock relative to cultural “positioning” by gender, marriage, and household production among Maasai people in Simanjiro, Tanzania to assess local “proximate currencies” relevant for “cultural s... View more
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