Nomadic Peoples is the official journal of the Commission on Nomadic Peoples, part of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES).
Nomadic Peoples is a peer-refereed international academic journal. It is published by The White Horse Press, Isle of Harris, UK.
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Aims and Scope
Founded in the 1970s, the Journal Nomadic Peoples has a long and respected position in the scholarship devoted to peoples who maintain a mobile way of life such as nomadic pastoralists, hunters and gatherers, and other peripatetics. The journal’s aim is to provide the scientific community and the general public with new research on past and changing aspects of the culture and society, ecology, economy, and politics of mobile peoples. The journal is international in geographical spread, as nomadic or recently-mobile peoples are found on all the continents. Journal articles discuss some of the challenges faced by nomadic peoples in a rapidly changing world, and their adaptations to new ways of life. As the founding editor, Professor Philip Salzman remarked in 1984, the journal crosses disciplinary and functional specializations, from academics to administrators. In recent years, the Journal has expanded its scope to encompass natural science perspectives on nomadic peoples along side the traditional anthropological and ethnological ones. Contributors and consulting editors include anthropologists as well as development practitioners, ecologists, economists, policy-makers, and range and livestock scientists.
Nomadic Peoples has a long and respected position in the scholarship devoted to peoples who maintain, sometimes against the odds, a mobile way of life. The journal´s aim is to deal with all types of nomadic peoples, such as pastoral nomads, foragers, peripatetics (gypsies), and so-called sea nomads. Its aim is to provide the scientific community and the general public with information on the traditional as well as the actual lifestyles, on strategies of herd management, hunting, fishing, food gathering, servicing and trading. It discusses the hazards nomadic peoples face in a rapidly changing world. The contributions cover all aspects of the culture of itinerant peoples. The is a recent expansion of the scope to encompass natural science perspectives on nomadic peoples. The consulting editors include development practitioners, ecologists, range and livestock scientists , as well as social scientists.