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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They claim descent from cattle-owning Samburu who captured significant herds of camels and learned how to manage them from their eastern neighbours, the Rendille.

Hopefully I shall not flunk the class now! Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. An article in the New York Times Nov. On similar lines are western perceptions of beauty and ugly, order and disorder Scott This is an important argument because it finds resonance among other authors writing on pastoral communities elsewhere also. Livestock Production and Human Nutrition.

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In a lucid writing style, Fratkin describes what it means to be an Ariaal warrior and go out and protect the herd Fratkin 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 living post colonisation.


Contributor Cultural Survival Inc. Remember me on this computer. Share your thoughts with other customers. 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.

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I shall explain this in further detail in following paragraphs. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Studying Pastoralism, Drought, and Development in Africa’s Arid Lands, offers a highly readable and often humorous ethnographic description of the Maasai-speaking society of East Africa.

Until recently the study of pastoral societies has been a neglected field. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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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. Retrieved from ” https: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Publication date Title Variation Studying pastoralism, drought, and development in Africa’s arid lands Series Cultural Survival studies in ethnicity and change Note A previous edition of this volume appeared under the title: Fratkin offers more reasonable approaches to development in pastoral areas.


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Skip to search Skip to main content. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In the last few years, a few other works have challenged this paternalistic view. In effect, such elders continued to straddle the boundary between monogamous camel-owning Ariaal and araial cattle-owning Samburu, speaking both languages and participating in both cultures.

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Physical description xviii, p. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Book titles OR Journal titles. Livestock Production and Human Nutrition.

Unfortunately, many of these studies and projects were biased against pastoralists and the pastoral way of life.

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