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Dobe Ju/'Hoansi

ISBN-10: 0155063332
ISBN-13: 9780155063334
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Richard B. Lee
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Book details

List price: $73.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This classic, bestselling study of the !Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people's reactions to the forces of modernization, detailing relatively recent changes to !Kung rituals, beliefs, social structure, marriage and kinship system. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny?despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development?to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities. Use of the name Ju/'hoansi (meaning "real people") acknowledges their new sense of empowerment.

Foreword
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
A Note on the Ju Language
Acknowledgments
The Ju/'hoansi
The People of the Dobe Area
Environment and Settlement
Subsistence: Foraging for a Living
Kinship and Social Organization
Marriage and Sexuality
Complaint Discourse: Aging and Caregiving among the Ju/'hoansi
Conflict, Politics, and Exchange
Coping with Life: Religion, World View, and Healing
The Ju/'hoansi and Their Neighbors
Perceptions and Directions of Social Change
The Ju/'hoansi Today
Anthropological Practice and Lessons of the Ju/'hoansi
Postscript: The /Gwihaba Dancers
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari
The Kalahari Debate: Ju/'hoan Images of the Colonial Encounter
Glossary of Ju/'hoan and Other Non-English Terms
Films of the Ju/'hoansi: An Annotated List
References Cited and Recommended Readings
Index

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