Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya: Surviving Drought and Development in Africa's Arid Lands

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Allyn and Bacon, 1998 - Social Science - 139 pages
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The Ariaal's determination to maintain their pastoral lifestyles while taking advantage of new health, employment, marketing, and education opportunities offered in growing Kenyan towns provides a fascinating study of the dynamics of cultural change and the threat to cultural survival among East African pastoralists. KEY TOPICS: This is the story of how one society of livestock herders in northern Kenya have adapted to and survived both natural and human-induced disasters of recent times, including drought and famine, interpastoralist warfare, and the wide scale intervention of international development and relief organizations. Anthropologists and Sociologists. Part of the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change Series.

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AriaalAn East African Pastoralist Society I
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Drought Development and Kenyas Pastoralists
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Ariaal Identity and Culture
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