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Ariaal pastoralists of Kenya : studying pastoralism, drought, and development in Africa's arid lands

Author: Elliot M Fratkin; Cultural Survival Inc.; Smith College.
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2004.
Series: Cultural Survival studies in ethnicity and change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In its Second Edition, Ariaal 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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot M Fratkin; Cultural Survival Inc.; Smith College.
ISBN: 0205391427 9780205391424
OCLC Number: 53046865
Description: xviii, 142 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ariaal: Studying an East African Pastoralist Society --
Drought, Development, and Kenya's Pastoralists --
Ariaal Identity and Culture --
A Pastoral Life: Livestock Production and Human Nutrution --
The Clan Settlement: Basis of Ariaal Social Organization --
Farms, Towns, and the furure of the Ariaal.
Series Title: Cultural Survival studies in ethnicity and change.
Responsibility: Elliot M. Fratkin.

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"In its Second Edition, Ariaal 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."--Jacket.

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