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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In effect, such elders continued to straddle the boundary between monogamous camel-owning Ariaal and polygynous kenga Samburu, speaking both languages and participating in both cultures.

It has been the view that pastoral life has been responsible for loss of pasturelands because of overgrazing Fratkin Fratkin, an anthropologist by training came out to live with the pastoral communities, and the book is a result of 25 years of engaging ariwal.

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Get to Know Us. Buy the selected aariaal together This item: If these proposals rather than forced sedentarization schemes are carried out, Fratkin is optimistic that things would not “necessarily fall apart” for the pastoraalists communities. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Pastoralism was seen as a backward and anachronistic system of production. If the geography and climate of their location guides their survival techniques, then from their life strategies come rituals, family size and distribution of labour.


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Farms, Towns and the Future of the Ariaal. Since the s, Fratkin has conducted research among the Ariaal, a livestock pastoralist group kenga northern Kenya. Write a customer review. Soon, we realize how the man and animal feed off of each other in the symbiotic relationship and one is soon able to build pasforalists from between the chapters. The pastoralist was also seen as an avaricious herder, only interested in increasing the size of his herds causing desertification.

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English Choose a language for shopping. It has also however, been pointed out that there is no data available to back these claims regarding desertification, over-grazing, over-stocking, or even disease interaction Homewood et al, Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya: Ariaall like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? What is the What. Ships from and sold by RareBooksforUS. Customers who bought this item also bought.

This is an important argument because it finds resonance among other authors writing on pastoral communities elsewhere also. Log In Sign Up. Population and Housing Census – Ethnic Pastpralists. Book Reviews Andargachew’s book provides an essential background study for any further analysis of contemporary Ethiopian politics.


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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Please try again later. He stresses the oenya on the part of governments and agencies concerned with pastoral development to shed their bias against pastoralists and to accept that “Pastoral production systems are the results of generations of adaptive behaviour and knowledge by populations in Arid Lands” p.

Belete Bizuneh Addis Ababa University Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a xriaal part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. 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 Raiaal pastoralists.

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