Focusing on one society's responses to famine relief and development efforts, this book is the story of how a people have adapted to, and survived, both natural and human-induced disasters. The Ariaal's determination to maintain their tradional lifestyles while taking advantage of the health and educational benefits offered to Kenyan society at lar
Table of Contents
The Possibility of Survival -- Ariaal: An Identity of Survival -- Livestock Production and Human Nutrition -- Household and Settlement: Inequality and Egalitarianism in Ariaal Life -- The Impact of the Christian Missions -- The UNESCO-IPAL Project -- Development and Pastoral Production in Kenya -- Conclusion: Things Don't Necessarily Fall Apart
Elliot Fratkin is professor of anthropology at Smith College.