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.
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Togore Withoutabox Kenua to Film Festivals. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Remember me on this computer. The researcher, Dan T. This unique text details the story of how 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.
The book is spread over six chapters and describes the ways that Ariaal and other pastoral communities are structured, oc culture, their life in semi-arid regions of Kenya as nomads, and the challenges to their way of living post colonisation. Livestock Production and Human Nutrition. English Choose a language for shopping. Fratkin shows that both the missions as well as the UNESCO-IPAL projects were hastily carried out without taking into account the objective condition of the region and the pastoraoists of the pastoralists.
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Fratkin offers more reasonable approaches to development in kwnya areas. More recent work has been conducted by Bettina Shell-Duncan, Benjamin Campbell and their respective students. Fratkin has included a number of photographs, figures, tables and maps in his book that strengthen his arguments. On similar lines are western perceptions of beauty and ugly, order and disorder Scott 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.
Click here to sign up. Skip to main content. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Unfortunately, many of these studies and projects were biased against pastoralists and the pastoral way of life. An Ariaal person killing a lion is highly respected. Hopefully I shall not flunk the class now! Top Wriaal Most recent Top Reviews. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
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. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Showing of 3 reviews. For different reasons, the various UNESCO-IPAL ariaall 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.
His observations treat them like any other society and he does not patronize them. 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 Physical description xviii, p. Related Posts
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Search for: Pastoralists Pastoralism is a subsistence strategy dependent on the herding of animals, particularly sheep, goats and cattle, although there are pastoralists who herd reindeer, horses, yak, camel, and llamas. This does not mean that the people only eat the animals they raise, in fact, some pastoralists only eat their animals for special occasions. They often rely on secondary resources from the animals for food, e. Some pastoralists forage for food while others do small-scale farming to supplement their diet. General Characteristics Production is for more than meat and milk. Some animals are used as beasts of burden, while others are used for their fur.
Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya
In the last few years, a few other works have challenged this paternalistic view. Pastoralism was seen as a backward and anachronistic system of production. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His observations treat them like any other society kenyw he does not patronize them. I shall explain this in further detail in following paragraphs. Ariaal pastoralists of Kenya: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. This led pasoralists to adopt the Rendille culture, language, and other Rendille practices, such as monogamy.
Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya: Surviving Drought and Development in Africa's Arid Lands
Until recently the study of pastoral societies has been a neglected field. 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. Unfortunately, many of these studies and projects were biased against pastoralists and the pastoral way of life. Pastoralism was seen as a backward and anachronistic system of production.