Acknowledgements

Field sites covered in this volume

List of contributors

Greeting from Siberia Preface


  1. 1.Introduction: Living with animals as the socially significant other in pastoralism ........... Florian Stammler and Hiroki Takakura     1


Reconsidering the border between wild/domestic or hunting/herding


  1. 2.Arctic pastoralism in a subsistence continuum: A strategy for differentiating familiarity with animals ........... Hiroki Takakura     21


  1. 3.Knowing, training, learning: The importance of reindeer character and   temperament for individuals and communities of humans and      animals ........... Terhi Vuojala-Magga     43 


  1. 4.Metaphorical projection and integrated cognitive systems: The Samburu in   North Central Kenya ........... Shinya Konaka    63


Socio-cultural factors and the subsistence dimension of human-animal relations in pastoralism


  1. 5.Establishment of large scale reindeer herding in the European and West Siberian Tundra ........... Shiro Sasaki    77


  1. 6.More than meat on the hoof? Social significance of reindeer among Finnish Saami in a rationalised pastoralist economy ........... Nuccio Mazzullo    101


Power of Animal symbolism in its gendered, religious and political dimensions


  1. 7.Between cattle and Islam: Shifting social and gendered significance of     cattle among the Mbororo pastoralists in Cameroon ...... Tea Virtanen    123


  1. 8.Fluctuations in the value of horses in Mongolia before and after socialism ...........Tomoko Nakamura     141


  1. 9.‘Political’ animals of Sakha Yakutia ........... Anna Stammler-Gossman    153


Global significance of local animal species for humanity


  1. 10.The interrelationship of sociodiversity and biodiversity: Experiences from a post-Soviet Siberian village ........... Leo Granberg    179


  1. 11.The origin and genetic diversity of native Yakutian cattle as revealed by     DNA-marker analysis ........... Juha Kantanen    195


  1. 12.The symbiotic human animal relationship: An artistic investigation of Yakutian cattle ............... Anu Osva    203


Conclusion: comparison from the Arctic


  1. 13.Animal-diversity and its social significance among Arctic pastoralists .......... Florian Stammler    215