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The Samburu
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A Study in Geocentracy
Paul Spencer
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The Samburu

A Study in Geocentracy
Paul Spencer
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Samburu society is a gerontocracy in which power rests with the older men; men under thirty may not marry or otherwise assert their personal independence. This nomadic tribe from the arid regions of northern Kenya cling to their traditional way of life despite the rapid change throughout Africa. The author spent more than two years during the 1960's amongst the Samburu, and as an adopted member of one of their clans, he perceived how their values and attitudes are closely interwoven with a social system that resists change.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2004
ISBN
9781134371525
Topic
Social Sciences
Subtopic
Anthropology
Edition
2

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