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Surviving Drought And Development Ariaal Pastoralists Of Northern Kenya

By Elliot Fratkin Copyright 1992
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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

    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.