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Title:Inscribing identity and agency on the landscape: of pathways, places, and the transition of the public sphere in East Pokot, Kenya
Authors:Bollig, MichaelISNI
Greiner, ClemensISNI
Österle, Matthias
Year:2014
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:57
Issue:3
Pages:55-78
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:Suk
pastoralists
sedentarization
social change
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2014.92
Abstract:Drawing upon the dynamic interrelationship between human agency and space, this article sheds light on the constitution of and relation between 'place' and 'path' among the pastoral Pokot of East Pokot District in the Kenyan North Rift Valley. It discusses the transformation from a more mobile pastoralist model of spatialization, which relies on a flexible network approach combining paths and places, toward a more 'place-making,' postpastoralist model linked to increasing sedentariness, privatization of land, a clearer definition of external and internal boundaries, and a rapid emergence of schools, churches, and other physical structures. Bibliogr., notes, ref., summary in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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