by John H. Hamer
University of Alabama Press, 1987
eISBN: 978-0-8173-8389-3 | Cloth: 978-0-8173-0302-0 | Paper: 978-0-8173-5616-3
Library of Congress Classification DT380.4.S5H35 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.089935

Seeks to show that the Sadama are a people quite adaptable to change on their own terms
Humane Development seeks to show that the Sadama are a people quite adaptable to change on their own terms. According to their narrative history and from what is know from documents in recent times, individuals have often taken risks that have sometimes favored and at other times gone against the enhancement of their lifestyle.
Certainly people can, as the experience of the Sadama shows, effectively participate in change at the local level. They bring a vast experience to the challenge of choosing, and also a knowledge of the relationship between their environment, tools, and organization that has enabled them to survive through the millennia. When people are permitted to draw upon their heritage in making choices, they approach the changing situation with confidence. More­over, the opportunity to choose among alternatives, rather than being subjected to an externally made choice, maximizes the possibility for innovation.

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