The Poor Are Not Us Poverty and Pastoralism in Eastern Africa
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
- Publish date: 01/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780821413135
- ISBN10: 0821413139
Exploring this notion means discovering something about self-perceptions and community consciousness, how pastoralist identity has been made in opposition to other modes of production, how pastoralists want others to see them and how they see themselves.
This collection rejects the premise of pastoral egalitarianism and poses questions about the gradual creep of poverty, changing patterns of wealth and accumulation, the impact of diminishing resources on pastoral communities and the impact of external values of land, labor, and livestock.