Searching for Symbolic Value of Cattle: Tropical Livestock Units, Market Price, and Cultural Value of Maasai Livestock
Robert J. Quinlan
- Publisher: Society of Ethnobiology
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...