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Human Ecology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 297–299 | Cite as

As Pastoralists Settle: Social, Health and Economic Consequences of Pastoral Sedentarization in Marsabit District, Kenya

  • Katherine Homewood
Book Review

As Pastoralists Settle: Social, Health and Economic Consequences of Pastoral Sedentarization in Marsabit District, Kenya. By E. Fratkin and E. A. Roth (eds.) New York, Kluwer Academic and Plenum Publishers, Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation, 2005. x+ 280 pp. ISBN HB: 0-306-48594 – X; PB: 0-306-48595-8; e-book: 0-306-48596-6.

This book is a compendium of studies on the pastoralists of Northern Kenya, centering on Rendille, Ariaal, and to a lesser extent Gabra, Sambura, Boran, and Turkana. It is a welcome partner volume to Little and Leslie's 1999 Turkana Herders of the dry savanna, extending our biosocial understanding not only of a wider range of northern Kenya pastoralists groups, but more generally of the pastoralist condition at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This book combines state of the art review with primary research to focus readers on the emergent human biology and welfare issues critical to development and change in current and recent pastoralist groups...

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine Homewood
    • 1
  1. 1.University CollegeLondonEngland

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