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Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya: Studying Pastoralism, Drought, and Development in Africa's Arid Lands (Part of the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change Series) / Edition 2
     

Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya: Studying Pastoralism, Drought, and Development in Africa's Arid Lands (Part of the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change Series) / Edition 2

by Elliot M. Fratkin
 

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ISBN-10: 0205391427

ISBN-13: 2900205391423

Pub. Date: 09/05/2003

Publisher: Pearson

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

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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

  • Brings readers up to date on the current status of the Ariaal and neighboring pastoral groups and includes an expanded final chapter that discusses the most recent developments.
  • A revised description of fieldwork experiences has evolved from a short section in the first edition into an entire chapter and allows students to appreciate a variety of methods, trials, and tribulations of anthropological research and provides them with new understanding of the area.
  • Offers an expanded discussion of issues of gender equality, particularly in the context of women finding new opportunities and financial independence in a changing economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205391423
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/05/2003
Series:
Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160

Table of Contents



Foreword.


Preface.


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.


Recommended Reading.

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