The material and cultural recovery of camels and camel husbandry among Sahrawi refugees of Western Sahara

@article{Volpato2014TheMA,
  title={The material and cultural recovery of camels and camel husbandry among Sahrawi refugees of Western Sahara},
  author={G. Volpato and P. Howard},
  journal={Pastoralism},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-23}
}
For nearly 1,500 years, Sahrawi nomads of Western Sahara respected the camel; camels were essential to life in the desert environment, constituting both the main means of production and exchange and the keystone of Sahrawi cultural identity. The capacity to adapt to drought is crucial for the resilience of nomadic populations, which are particularly susceptible to its repeated occurrence. Knowledge of coping strategies is transmitted and embedded deeply within nomads’ cultural institutions. In… Expand
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