ANTH 6916: Development and Culture–Key Concepts
1 April 2015
Available at http://anthro.rschram.org/6916/5
Here are some pictures of Tiv people (Benue State, Nigeria) wearing prestigious handwoven cloth, including tugudu: http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/tiv-people-nigerias-forest-food.html.
The subject of this essay is the Luo people of Kenya. It asks why they classify money according to its source, or how it is earned, and also stigmatize some money from some sources.
In order to answer this, it uses ethnographic means. It wants us to see the world from the point of view of the Luo people, and to step into their shoes. Luo rural communities consist of many people, families, adults and children. They are also something greater than the sum of the parts. They live their lives, and they also follow a pattern.