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Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya: Studying Pastoralism, Drought, and Development in Africa’s Arid Lands (Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change) by Elliot. Ariaal pastoralists of Kenya: studying pastoralism, drought, and development in Africa’s arid lands. Responsibility: Elliot M. Fratkin. Edition: 2nd ed. The Ariaal, a nomadic community of about people in northern Kenya, have been seized on by researchers since the s, after one.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I found the book to be a diligent exercise into the inquiry of not only the Ariaal, but the pastoral life of semi-arid regions in general. This small, accessible ethnography offers a detailed look at pastoral ecology, life in an Ariaal community, the trials and tribulations of anthropological fieldwork, and problems of development and social change for Ariaal people.

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Book Reviews Andargachew’s book provides an essential background study for any further analysis of contemporary Ethiopian politics. The Ariaal’s determination to maintain their pastoral lifestyle while taking advantage of new health, employment, marketing, and education opportunities offered in the growing Kenyan towns provides a fascinating study of the dynamics of cultural change and the threat to cultural survival among East African pastoralists. In effect, such elders continued to straddle the boundary between monogamous camel-owning Ariaal and polygynous cattle-owning Samburu, speaking both languages and participating in both cultures.

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Ethnic groups in Kenya Kenya stubs. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The pastoralist was also seen as an avaricious herder, only interested in increasing the size of his herds causing desertification. Thank the Gods for Amazon.

The Sahelian drought of the late s and early s, however, gradually turned the attention of researchers towards pastoralists and the role they could play in national development. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. They claim descent from cattle-owning Samburu who captured significant herds of camels and learned how to manage them from their eastern neighbours, the Rendille. I recommend reading it alongside a map of Kenya, and a map of Africa as it will help fire our imaginations as we try to put some images to the words.

If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Came fast as what I expected. Eisenberg, a University of Washington anthropologist, is reported to be studying genetic variation of a Dopamine type 4 receptor DRD4 7R and finding correlated differences between the genetic variation and the chosen lifestyle of a given Ariaal subgroup.

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Retrieved from ” https: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. See all 3 reviews. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. If these proposals rather than forced sedentarization schemes are carried out, Fratkin is optimistic that things would not pastoralixts fall apart” for the pastoral communities. Book titles OR Journal titles.

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Found a perfect copy on Amazon. Elliot Fratkin’s Surviving Drought and Development is one oof monograph. On similar lines are western perceptions of pawtoralists and ugly, order and disorder Scott Surviving Drought and Development: I would recommend this book to students of Development, Anthropology and even laypersons. Physical description xviii, p. Ariaal pastoralists of Kenya: The researcher, Dan T. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The author, Elliot M. This also guided many public policies of that time Fratkin Hence, one question that Fratkin raises is that of identity and an import of western set of values and ideals being dumped on developing nations thus helping in creation of hegemonic notions of the individual and collective self.


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Fratkin plausibly argues that although ariwal missions ariasl rendered important services in education, health and infrastructural development their short-sighted goal of “settling” the pastoralists in an area where the rain fall is less than mm per year created the dependence of many pastoralists on relief-food and facilitated Book Reviews the impoverishment and vulnerability of the pastoral communities. Fratkin, an anthropologist by training came out to live with the pastoral communities, and the book is a result of 25 years of engaging research.

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This led them to adopt the Rendille culture, language, and other Rendille practices, such as monogamy. Write a customer review.