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In its Second Edition, Aarial Pastoralists of Kenya, gives readers a humorous and readable ethnographic representation of the Maasai-speaking society of East Africa. Based on more than 25 years of research and fieldwork, this unique text describes the story of how a society of livestock herders in northern Kenya have conformed to and survived both natural and human-induced disasters of recent times, such as, drought and famine, inter-pastoralist warfare, and the wide-scale intervention of international development and relief organizations.
New to This Edition
1. Ariaal—Studying an East African Pastoralist Society.
2. Drought, Development, and Kenya's Pastoralists.
3. Ariaal Identity and Culture.
4. A Pastoral Life: Livestock Production and Human Nutrition.
5. The Clan Settlement Basis of Ariaal Social Organization.
6. Farms, Towns and the Future of the Ariaal.