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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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination pastoralosts essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Series Cultural Survival studies in ethnicity and change. ComiXology Thousands of Ariaxl Comics. In a lucid writing style, Fratkin describes what it means to be an Ariaal warrior and go out and protect the herd Fratkin Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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. Nomadism in South Asia. The author, Elliot M. Physical description xviii, p.

For different reasons, the various UNESCO-IPAL projects failed in their goal of saving the desert ecosystem and integrating the pastoral people into the market economy, basically because they started from the premise that pastoral production was primitive and incongruous in the modern world kenga hence had to be replaced by sedentary agriculture. He stresses the need on the part of governments and agencies concerned with pastoral development to shed their bias against pastoralists and to accept that “Pastoral production systems kemya the results of generations of adaptive behaviour and knowledge by populations in Arid Lands” p.


This led them to adopt the Rendille culture, language, and other Rendille practices, such as monogamy. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Ethnic groups in Kenya Kenya stubs. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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More recent work has been conducted by Bettina Shell-Duncan, Benjamin Campbell and their respective students. Pearson; 2 edition ASIN: The Ariaal’s determination to maintain their pastoral lifestyle while taking advantage of new pastoraists, employment, marketing, and education opportunities offered in the growing Kenyan pastoralosts provides a kenta study of the dynamics of cultural change and the threat to cultural survival among East African pastoralists.

Since the s, Fratkin has conducted research among the Ariaal, a livestock pastoralist group in northern Kenya. 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.

Elliot Fratkin’s Surviving Drought and Development is one such monograph. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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.

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The author makes comparisons with the culturally and geographically close Rendille and Samburu pastoral communities and gives a well-rounded view of the Ariaal life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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, With the exception of minor typographical errors Surviving Drought and Development is a well researched and produced book that should be read by pastoral development planners before they set out to implement projects in pastoral areas.

See all 3 reviews. Fratkin plausibly argues that although the missions had 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. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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