Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:

login

Log in through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Journal Article

Ideological Aspects of Nomad-Sedentary Contact: A Case from Southern Baluchistan

Stephen Pastner
Anthropological Quarterly
Vol. 44, No. 3, Comparative Studies of Nomadism and Pastoralism (Special Issue) (Jul., 1971), pp. 173-184
DOI: 10.2307/3316937
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3316937
Page Count: 12
Were these topics helpful?
See something inaccurate? Let us know!

Select the topics that are inaccurate.

Cancel
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($18.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Add to My Lists
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Ideological Aspects of Nomad-Sedentary Contact: A Case from Southern Baluchistan
Preview not available

Abstract

In the Makran region of Pakistani Baluchistan, the social organization of the pastoral nomads is strongly influenced by their participation in a wider social system involving substantial sedentary populations as well as by the natural-environmental constraints of a migratory herding life. This discussion examines the ways in which Baluch ideologies of feminine and masculine honor, in the context of nomad-sedentary interaction, have helped to shape aspects of Makrani nomad social-organization. Such organizational features reflect the nomad's desire to shield his women from sexual breaches which reflect on male status-a concern which is heightened during periods of nomad sedentary contact, such as the yearly date harvest or when drought forces nomads to turn to the settlements for survival.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
173
    173
  • Thumbnail: Page 
174
    174
  • Thumbnail: Page 
175
    175
  • Thumbnail: Page 
176
    176
  • Thumbnail: Page 
177
    177
  • Thumbnail: Page 
178
    178
  • Thumbnail: Page 
179
    179
  • Thumbnail: Page 
180
    180
  • Thumbnail: Page 
181
    181
  • Thumbnail: Page 
182
    182
  • Thumbnail: Page 
183
    183
  • Thumbnail: Page 
184
    184
Part of Sustainability