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Title:Pastoral Women and Sedentism: Milk Marketing in an Ariaal Rendille Community in Northern Kenya
Author:Mitchell, Judith D.
Year:1999
Periodical:Nomadic Peoples
Volume:3
Issue:2
Pages:147-160
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:Rendille
women farmers
marketing
milk
sedentarization
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
Economics and Trade
Development and Technology
Cultural Roles
economics
Sex Roles
External link:https://doi.org/10.3167/082279499782409361
Abstract:The author examines women's milk marketing activities in the Ariaal Rendille pastoral community of Karare, Marsabit District, northern Kenya in order to gather details on Ariaal Rendille women's milk sales and to obtain women's perspectives on the effects of sedentism. She conducted interviews in three Ariaal settlements of the Karare community (Samburu Kijiji, Rendille Kijiji and Karare-Kulapesa) in 1995. She shows that sedentarization brings negative consequences for pastoral women and children, Overall, her findings suggest that Ariaal women's marketing activities arose from poverty amidst sedentism, relate to desperate need, not opportunity, involve the sale of household milk supplies, not surplus work, and bring relatively few earnings. In addition, the author's research revealed that many Ariaal women believe that conditions are worse for women than prior to sedentism. They referred to increased unemployment of spouses and other male kin, heavier workloads for women, rising household expenses, more family illness, and more incidence of marital abuse. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in French and Spanish.
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