P038
Sedentarization and concentration among nomadic peoples (Commission on Nomadic Peoples/NME panel)

Convenors:
Kazunobu Ikeya (National Museum of Ethnology)
Chair:
Kazunobu Ikeya
Location:
103
Start time:
15 May, 2014 at 8:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

The purpose of this panel is to discuss their adaptation of new settlement life, the validity of sedentism for the future of their lives after sedentarization and concentration among nomadic peoples during the past centuries.

Long abstract:

As for the type of 'nomadic peoples', discussions have been made of who are nomadic peoples or pastoralists. The study of nomadic peoples is restricted not only to the examination of nomadic pastoralists. It is also open to the study of various nomadic peoples such as hunter-gatherers, and even for shifting cultivators and sea nomads. Most peoples have been forced to sedentarize or concentrize for various reasons during the past centuries. The end of nomadism might come soon throughout the world. This panel will specifically address nomadic populations in the world with regard to sedentism. We will discuss their adaptation of new settlement life, the validity of sedentism for the future of their lives, and government policies which promote sedentarization. Various nomadic peoples whom we have not considered in the mainstream of this commission of nomadic peoples will be welcomed.