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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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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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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. Ships from and sold by Reuseaworld. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This also guided many public policies of that time Fratkin Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


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.

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.

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Views Read Edit View history. Fratkin has included a number of photographs, figures, tables and maps in his book that strengthen his arguments. Elliot Fratkin’s Surviving Drought and Development kneya one such monograph. 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. View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.

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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.

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Fratkin plausibly argues that although kenyw 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.

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.


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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 are the results of generations of adaptive behaviour and knowledge by populations in Arid Lands” p.

If these proposals rather than forced sedentarization schemes are carried out, Fratkin is optimistic that things would not “necessarily fall apart” for the pastoral communities. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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 Drought, Development, and Kenya’s Pastoralists.

There is also the view that human mismanagement was causing desertification in and around sub-saharan area Fratkinwhich was an oblique reference to pastoral life, alluding that it was the livestock allowed to graze anywhere and everywhere without any checks that was causing this ecological degradation. 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.