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Dobe Ju/'Hoansi

ISBN-10: 1111828776
ISBN-13: 9781111828776
Edition: 4th 2013
Authors: Richard B. Lee
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
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. Since the publication of the Third Edition in 2003, Richard Lee has made eight further trips to the Kalahari, the most recent in 2010 and 2011. The Dobe and Nyae Nyae Areas have continued to transform and the people have had to respond and adapt to the pressures of capitalist economics and bureaucratic governance of the Namibian and Botswana states. This Fourth Edition chronicles and bears witness to these evolving social conditions and their impacts on lives of the Ju/'hoansi.

Foreword
Author's Preface to the Fourth Edition
Author's Preface to the Third Edition
Author's Preface to the Second Edition
Author's Preface to the First Edition
A Note on the Ju Language
A Note on Multimedia Sources
Acknowledgments
The Ju/'hoansi
Introduction: A Voyage of Discovery
A Waterhole Called Dobe
The People of the Dobe Area
Who Are the San?
Studies of the San
The Dobe Area
Exploring the Dobe Area
A History of Contact
Environment and Settlement
The Dune and Molapo System
Water Sources
Fauna
Climate
The Seasonal Round
Settlement Patterns
Village Types
The Layout of the Camp
Hut and Shelter Construction
Ethnoarcheology
Subsistence: Foraging for a Living
Gathering and Carrying
Carrying Devices
Major and Minor Foods
Food Classes and Subsistence Strategy
Hunting
Tools and Techniques
The Joys of Tracking
Insulting the Meat
Work Effort and Caloric Returns
The Quality and Quantity of the Diet
Ju/'hoansi Subsistence: Affluence or Anxiety?
Kinship and Social Organization
Ju/'hoansi Living Groups
The Kinship System
Kinship I
Kinship II: Names and the Name Relationship
Kinship III: The Principle of Wi
Tontah Meets /Tontah
Marriage and Sexuality
The Arrangement of Marriages
The Marriage-by-Capture Ceremony
Plural Marriage and Remarriage
Intergroup Alliance and Conflict
The "Marriage" of/Tontah
Sexuality
Male and Female Among the Ju/'hoansi
Complaint Discourse: Aging and Caregiving Among the Ju/'hoansi
Introduction
Aging and Social Change in Ju/'hoan Society
Field Research on Aging: The 1986-1987 Project
Complaint Discourse
Narratives of Neglect and Abandonment
Chu!ko's Story
Kasupe's Story
Entitlement
The Social Organization of Care
Conclusion: The Paradox of Sharing and Complaining
Future Prospects: How Will "Development" Affect Caregiving?
Conflict, Politics, and Exchange
Ownership and Leadership
The Problem of the Headman
A Fight about Adultery
Laughter and Danger
Deadly Combat: Ju/'hoan Style
The End of the Fighting
Hxaro Exchange
Coping with Life: Religion, World View, and Healing
The World of the //Gangwasi
High God-Low God
How Ancestors Become Enemies
N/um and the Giraffe Dance
Becoming a Healer
The Women's Drum Dance
Three Medicines: One Blood
The Ju/'hoansi and Their Neighbors
Introducing the Herero and the Tswana
Ecological Change
Work Relations
Intermarriage
Swara and the Sarwa
Perceptions and Directions of Social Change
Perceptions of the White Man
Transition to Farming and Herding
The Case of Debe and Bo
Wage Work and Migrant Labor
The First School
Government and the Future
The Ju/'hoansi Today
Dobe: Three Decades of Change
Life in the 2000s
Nyae Nyae: A Straggle for Survival
The Plastic Stone Age
Independence and After
The Nyae Nyae Foundation and the Farmers' Co-op
The Land Question: A Victory for the Ju/'hoansi
Ju/'hoansi in the New Millennium: Progress and Poverty
Small Victories
Regional Developments: Mandela and After
The Challenge of HIV/AIDS
Postscript: Bau Then and Now
Tsumkwe at 50: The 2010 Social Survey of a Namibian Ju/'hoan Town
A Brief History
Methods
Subsistence Strategies: Reliance on Wild, Farmed, or Store Bought Food
Degree of Dependence on the Cash Economy
Health Issues: Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS
Religious Practices: Indigenous or Missionary Derived
Education: Levels of Schooling
Attitudes Towards Old and New Ways of Life: Do You Like the Bush?
Shebeens: Conviviality, or the Road to Ruin?
Conclusions
Anthropological Practice and Lessons of the Ju/'hoansi
The Changing Image of the Ju/'hoansi
Science (Re)Discovers Equality
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 and Media on the Ju/'hoansi: An Annotated List
References Cited and Recommended Readings
Index

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