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Uncertain Tastes: Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya

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Furthermore, as Holtzman consistently refuses the analytical relevance of "the global," arguing that it "risk[s] underemphasizing indigenous understandings of change" (p. 155), it is also evident that the informant's voice is intended to stand in for, even render redundant, any authorial gesture at political economic contextualization. [...] for Holtzman, "[a] model of Samburu history centered upon food effectively situates Samburu within broader political-economic forces without subjugating the agency and the meanings of Samburu actors to concerns raised by Western notions of modernity and global processes" (p. 154).

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