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Title As pastoralists settle : social, health, and economic consequences of the pastoral sedentarization in Marsabit District, Kenya / edited by Elliot Fratkin and Eric Abella Roth
Published New York : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (x, 280 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in human ecology and adaptation
Studies in human ecology and adaptation.
Contents Introduction : the social, health, and economic consequences of pastoral sedentarization in Marsabit District, Northern Kenya / Eric Abella Roth and Elliot Fratkin -- The setting : pastoral sedentarization in Marsabit District, Northern Kenya / Elliot Fratkin and Eric Abella Roth -- Time, terror, and pastoral inertia / John G. Galaty -- Ecological and economic consequences of reduced mobility in pastoral livestock production systems / H. Jürgen Schwarz -- Cursed if you do, cursed if you don't : the contradictory processes of pastoral sedentarization in Northern Kenya / John McPeak and Peter D. Little -- Once nomads settle : assessing the process, motives, and welfare changes of settlements on Mount Marsabit / Wario R. Adano and Karen Witsenburg -- From milk to maize : the transition to agriculture for Rendille and Ariaal pastoralists / Kevin Smith -- Women's changing economic roles with pastoral sedentarization / Elliot Fratkin and Kevin Smith -- The effects of pastoral sedentarization on children's growth and nutrition among Ariaal and Rendille in Northern Kenya / Eric Abella Roth, Martha A. Nathan, and Elliot Fratkin -- Health and morbidity among Rendille pastoralist children / Martha A. Nathan [and others] -- Sedentarization and seasonality : maternal dietary and health consequences in Ariaal and Rendille communities in Northern Kenya / Masako Fujita [and others] -- Development, modernization, and medicalization : influences on the changing nature of female "circumcision" in Rendille society / Bettina Shell-Duncan, Walter Obungu Obiero, and Leunita Auko Muruli -- Female education in a sedentary Ariaal Rendille community / Eric Abella Roth and Elizabeth N. Ngugi
Summary "This book examines from an interdisciplinary perspective pastoral sedentarization in one region of Africa - Marsabit District in northern Kenya - an isolated and arid region bordering Ethiopia and which contains multiple pastoral groups including Rendille, Samburu, Ariaal, Borana, and Gabra peoples. Within this locale, we present recent studies conducted by cultural and biological anthropologists, veterinary biologists, economists, geographers, and medical and community health personnel, linked by the common goal of delineating the consequences, both positive and negative of settlement for formerly nomadic pastoral populations." "This edited work is a collection of international contributors from North America, Africa, and Europe and focuses on a dilemma that affects many parts of the indigenous world. This book will be essential reading for professionals and students of social change in the developing world, particularly in applied anthropology, development economics, rural sociology, environment and ecology, and medicine and public health."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Nomads -- Sedentarization -- Kenya -- Marsabit District
Rural health.
Social history.
Migrant labor.
Rural Health
Sedentary Behavior
Social Conditions
Transients and Migrants
Circumcision, Female
social history.
migrant workers.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Economic history.
Nomads -- Sedentarization.
Social conditions
Sociaal-economische situatie.
Marsabit District (Kenya) -- Economic conditions
Marsabit District (Kenya) -- Social conditions
Kenya -- Marsabit District.
Form Electronic book
Author Fratkin, Elliot M
Roth, Eric Abella
ISBN 9780306485954