This collection of essays in the honor of David Brokensha focuses on issues which had concerned him throughout his professional career as an anthropologist. He emphasized on combining indigenous perspectives and knowledge in development planning and on sustainable natural resource management.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Selected Publications of David W. Brokensha -- Introduction -- The Participant Observer Observed: A Companion’s Reflections on David W. Brokensha -- The Making of an Applied Anthropologist -- Social Change, Applied Anthropology, and Solutions to Contemporary Problems -- Farmers’ Systems and Technological Change in Agriculture -- Anthropologists and Private, Humanitarian Aid Agencies -- Cultural Transmission and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Cooperatives, Empowerment, and Rural Development in Africa -- Involuntary Resettlement at Manantali, Mali -- Participatory Development and African Women: A Case Study from Western Kenya -- Social Change and Social Inequality -- Inequalities and an International Poverty Group in California’s Developed Agriculture: The Case of Mexicali’s Border Commuter Workers -- Secondary Migration and the Industrial Removal Office: The Politics of Jewish Immigrant Dispersion in the United States -- The Gardens of San Jose: The Survival of Family Farming in a Developing Philippine Community -- Ethnicity, Economic Choice, and Inequality in a Philippine Frontier Community -- Socioeconomic Stratification and Marriage Payments: Elite Marriage and Bridewealth Among the Gusii of Kenya -- “Bringing Home Development”: The Impetus of Ideology for Women’s Groups Near the Kenyan Coast -- Migratory Wage Labor and Rural Inequality in Taita/Taveta District, Kenya -- Natural Resource Management -- Institutional Dynamics and Development in the Tana Basin, Kenya -- Development and Conservation of Natural Resources in Latin America -- “Big Men” and Cattle Licks in Oromoland, Kenya -- Patterns of Domestic Energy Utilization in Rural Kenya: An Agro-Ecological and Socioeconomic Assessment -- Sacred Groves and Social Change in Kirinyaga, Kenya
"Miriam S. Chaiken is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has conducted applied anthropological research both in the Philippines (1980–81) and in Kenya (1984–1987) and served as a consultant to UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the International Labour Organization. Her research interests include nutrition intervention design, new lands settlement, and women and development. Anne K. Fleuret holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has taught at California State University Los Angeles, The American University, and the University of Nairobi. Her fieldwork in Tanzania (1975–1977) and Kenya (1981-present) supported by NSF, SSRC, and NIH has examined relationships among food production, distribution, and consumption and their nutritional outcomes. Publications include articles in journals such as Human Ecology and Human Organization, as well as numerous book chapters. She is currently completing a book-length manuscript on the socioeconomic determinants of nutritional status in rural Kenya."