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Subsistence and Society of Waso Borana

This book is the outcome of research financed by the Scandinavian Institute for African Studies, The Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA), the Swedish Research Council for Social Sciences and The Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries (SAREC).

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Table of Contents

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PREFACE

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1. INTRODUCTION

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PART I A Pastoral People

32

2. THREE WITH SWEET MILK

58

3. THE RHYTHM OF PASTORAL LIFE

70

4. LIVESTOCK AND LABOUR

90

5. FROM HERDING TO HUSBANDRY

115

6. MOTHERS AND MILK-MANAGERS

139

7. KIN AND CAMP

169

8. RESOURCES AND REDISTRIBUTION

191

PART II Stratification through Integration

192

9. BECOMING KENYANS - THE HISTORY OFINTEGRATION

212

10. THE NEW ECONOMY OF WASO

233

11. PATTERNS OF MODERN LEADERSHIP

247

12. TOWN LIFE

256

13. CONCLUSION

268

APPENDIX 1: IN THE FIELD

271

APPENDIX 2: DETAILS OF CLAN STRUCTURE

273

APPENDIX 3: GLOSSARY OF INDIGENOUS TERMS

275

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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INDEX