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9780205391424

Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya Studying Pastoralism, Drought, and Development in Africa's Arid Lands

Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya Studying Pastoralism, Drought, and Development in Africa's Arid Lands
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  • ISBN-13: 9780205391424
  • ISBN: 0205391427
  • Edition: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley

AUTHOR

Fratkin, Elliot M.

SUMMARY

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.Fratkin, Elliot M. is the author of 'Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya Studying Pastoralism, Drought, and Development in Africa's Arid Lands', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205391424 and ISBN 0205391427.

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