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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See all 3 reviews. Contributor Cultural Survival Inc. 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.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Surviving Drought and Development: 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.

They have been the subject of much study by anthropologists, especially Elliot Fratkin. Since the s, Fratkin has conducted research among the Ariaal, a livestock pastoralist group in northern Kenya.

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Until recently the study of pastoral societies has been a neglected field. Fratkin offers more reasonable approaches to development in pastoral areas. 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 Kenya stubs. Customers who bought this item also bought. Thank the Gods for Amazon. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The book is divided into eight chapters. This is an important argument pastoralisrs it finds resonance among other authors writing on pastoral communities elsewhere also.

pastoalists Elliot Fratkin’s Surviving Drought and Development is one such monograph. Ariaal Identity and Culture. Learn more about Amazon Prime. In a lucid writing style, Fratkin describes what it means to be an Ariaal warrior and go out and protect the herd Fratkin AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Eisenberg, a University of Washington anthropologist, is reported to be studying genetic variation of a Dopamine type 4 receptor DRD4 7R and finding correlated differences between the genetic variation and the chosen lifestyle of a given Ariaal subgroup.

I would recommend this book to students of Development, Anthropology and even laypersons.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Browse related items Start at call number: Retrieved from o https: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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.

The researcher, Dan T. 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.

Pearson; 2 edition Pastooralists View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 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 Farms, Towns and the Future of the Ariaal. More recent work has been conducted by Bettina Shell-Duncan, Benjamin Campbell and their respective students.

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