The new pastoralism: poverty and dependency in northern Kenya

  title={The new pastoralism: poverty and dependency in northern Kenya},
  author={Richard M. Hogg},
  pages={319 - 333}
  • R. Hogg
  • Published 1 July 1986
  • Sociology
  • Africa
Opening Paragraph Recent studies of African pastoralism have come more and more to concentrate on its political economy and to note the increasing social and economic differentiation occurring within pastoral societies. As Swift and Maliki write of West Africa: ‘Since the 1973 drought, there has been an increasing process of proletarianization in the countryside which has particularly affected herders, who are in many places being transformed from independent rural producers into cowboys… 
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