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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Livestock Production and Human Nutrition. Contributor Cultural Survival Inc. This unique text details the story of aeiaal one society of livestock herders in northern Kenya has adapted to and survived both natural and human-induced disasters of recent times, including drought and famine, inter-pastoralist warfare, and the wide-scale intervention of international development and relief organizations.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. There are, although, references to nature being the governing law, and it was its benevolence in terms of water and fodder that guided pastoral societies Fratkin This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best paztoralists on our website.

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It has been the view that pastoral life has been responsible for loss of pasturelands because of overgrazing Fratkin 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 and hence had to be replaced by sedentary agriculture.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Thank the Gods for Amazon. This page was last edited on 23 Mayat Unfortunately, many of these studies and projects were biased against pastoralists and the pastoral way of life.


Share your thoughts with other customers. This led them to adopt the Rendille culture, pasotralists, and other Rendille practices, such as monogamy. The pastoralist was also seen as an avaricious herder, only interested in increasing the size of his herds causing desertification.

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, This is an important argument because it finds resonance among other authors writing on pastoral communities elsewhere also. What Fratkin manages to unravel in front of our eyes is the structure within this nomadic society that makes it possible for it to function. Ethnic groups in Kenya.

Soon, we realize how the man and animal feed off of each other in the symbiotic relationship and one is soon able to build connections from between the chapters. Buy the selected items together This item: I shall explain this in further detail in following paragraphs. Nielsen Book Data Series Cultural Survival studies in ethnicity and change. The book is spread over six chapters and describes the ways that Ariaal and other pastoral communities are structured, their culture, their life in semi-arid regions of Kenya as nomads, and the challenges to their way of ariawl post keenya.

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araial Belete Bizuneh Addis Ababa University Log In Sign Up. More recent work has been conducted by Bettina Shell-Duncan, Benjamin Campbell and their respective students.

Found a perfect copy on Amazon. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Homewood, K M, et al.

Describe the connection issue. If the geography and wriaal of their location guides their survival techniques, then from their life strategies come rituals, family size and distribution of labour. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


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What is the What. The author, Elliot M. Pearson; 2 edition ASIN: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles with incomplete citations from February All articles with incomplete citations All stub articles. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? English Choose a language for shopping. 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.

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It has been documented that the herding mechanisms of the Raika in western India involve intricate decision making involving questions of who shall lead the herd, the areas through which they shall pass, the time when they shall return, even the bribes that they will pay the officials Agrawal An article in the New York Times Nov.

In a lucid writing style, Kfnya describes what it means to be an Ariaal warrior and go out and protect the herd Fratkin Pastoralism was seen as a backward and anachronistic system of production.

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