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An in-depth look at the ecology, history, and politics of land use among the Turkana pastoral people in Northern Kenya Based on sixteen years of fieldwork among the pastoral Turkana people, McCabe examines how individuals use the land and make decisions about mobility, livestock, and the use of natural resources in an environment characterized by aridity, unpredictability, insecurity, and violence. The Turkana are one of the world's most mobile peoples, but understanding why and how they move is a complex task influenced by politics, violence, historical relations among ethnic groups, and the government, as well as by the arid land they call home. As one of the original members of the South Turkana Ecosystem Project, McCabe draws on a wealth of ecological data in his analysis. His long-standing relationship with four Turkana families personalize his insights and conclusions, inviting readers into the lives of these individuals, their families, and the way they cope with their environment and political events in daily life. J. Terrence McCabe is Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder.

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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. xi
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  1. List of Maps
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  1. List of Tables
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvii
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  1. Part 1
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Introduction
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  1. 2. Review of the Literature and Theoretical Framework
  2. pp. 20-38
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  1. 3. Turkana: Environmental, Historical, and Social Overviews
  2. pp. 39-60
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  1. 4. Ngisonyoka Ecology: Land and Livestock
  2. pp. 61-80
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  1. 5. Cattle Bring Us to Our Enemies
  2. pp. 81-105
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  1. Part 2
  2. pp. 106-107
  1. 6. Introduction to the Four Families
  2. pp. 109-126
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  1. 7. Migration and Decision Making: The Four Families
  2. pp. 127-156
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  1. Part 3
  2. pp. 157-158
  1. 8. Data Analysis
  2. pp. 159-182
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  1. 9. Livestock Dynamics and the Formation and Growth of Families
  2. pp. 183-199
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  1. Part 4
  2. pp. 200-202
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  1. 10. Aggregate and Group Movement
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  1. 11. Conclusions and Discussion
  2. pp. 235-247
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  1. Appendix: South Turkana Ecosystem Project (STEP) Publications
  2. pp. 249-264
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 265-268
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472026210
Related ISBN
9780472068784
MARC Record
OCLC
648035490
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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