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- DescriptionBased on original anthropological fieldwork and extensive archival research, this timely book describes in detail the development of an irrigation project in Turkana District, Kenya, a semi-desert area where serious drought and famine have been common throughout this century. A wide spectrum of demographic and health parameters are estimated for the irrigation project community to assess the public health impact of both planned and unintentional environmental and cultural changes that accompanied development. This mograph is of great interest to anthropologists, africanists, demographers and the public health community, and of special relevance to development planners in other drought-stressed areas of tropical Africa.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Jean M. Brainard is assistant professor of anthropology at The Ohio State University. She has also taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Utah and has been a research fellow at Harvard University and the University of Nairobi. She has published articles on demographic and medical anthropology in several scholarly journals and collected works. Professor Brainard received a Ph.D. in anthropology from SUNY at Binghamton and a postdoctoral M.S. degree in population sciences from Harvard University.
- Author(s)J. Brainard
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication31/12/1989
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleAmerican University Studies Series 11: Anthropology/Sociology
- Series Part/Volume Number40
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Content Note15 tab., 3 maps
- Weight460 g
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