Nyae Nyae Kung Beliefs And Rites

Author: Lorna Marshall
Editor: Peabody Museum Press
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With style and depth, Lorna Marshall leads the reader through the intricacies, ambiguities, and silences of !Kung beliefs. Her narrative, based on fieldwork among the Bushmen of the Kalahari in the early 1950s, brings into focus a way of life that appears to have existed for millennia. She presents the culture, beliefs, and spirituality of one of the last true hunting-and-gathering peoples by focusing on members of different bands as they reveal their own views. This account, with photography by John Marshall, presents a system of beliefs, one in which personified deities and unpersonifled supernatural forces (n!ow and n/um) interact with man and the natural world. The !Kung believe that this interaction accounts for much of the mystery of life and the vicissitudes of the good and evil that befall mankind. The book also depicts an egalitarian lifestyle based on sharing and group awareness, a lifestyle that has not survived intact the increasing integration of the Bushmen into the modern world.

The Ju Hoan San Of Nyae Nyae And Namibian Independence

Author: Megan Biesele
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845459970
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The Ju/’hoan San, or Ju/’hoansi, of Namibia and Botswana are perhaps the most fully described indigenous people in all of anthropology. This is the story of how this group of former hunter-gatherers, speaking an exotic click language, formed a grassroots movement that led them to become a dynamic part of the new nation that grew from the ashes of apartheid South West Africa. While coverage of this group in the writings of Richard Lee, Lorna Marshall, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, and films by John Marshall includes extensive information on their traditional ways of life, this book continues the story as it has unfolded since 1990. Peopled with accounts of and from contemporary Ju>/’hoan people, the book gives newly-literate Ju/’hoansi the chance to address the world with their own voices. In doing so, the images and myths of the Ju/’hoan and other San (previously called “Bushmen”) as either noble savages or helpless victims are discredited. This important book demonstrates the responsiveness of current anthropological advocacy to the aspirations of one of the best-known indigenous societies.

Where The Roads All End

Author: Ilisa Barbash
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0873654099
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Where the Roads All End tells the remarkable story of an American family’s expeditions to the Kalahari Desert in the 1950s. Raytheon founder Laurence Marshall and his family recorded the lives of the last remaining hunter-gatherers, the so-called Bushmen, in what is now recognized as one of the most important anthropology ventures in Africa.

Choice

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The Faith Instinct

Author: Nicholas Wade
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101155677
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Noted science writer Nicholas Wade offers for the first time a convincing case based on a broad range of scientific evidence for the evolutionary basis of religion.

Anthropos

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The Dobe Ju Hoansi

Author: Lee
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113371353X
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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Dobe Ju Hoansi

Author: Richard B. Lee
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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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.

At The Risk Of Being Heard

Author: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Bartholomew Dean
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An analysis of indigenous rights and the challenges confronting indigenous peoples in the twenty-first century

Women Like Meat

Author: Megan Biesele
Editor: Indiana University Press
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In this study of the cognitive opposition of men and women in Ju/'hoan culture, Dr Biesele draws on a collection of oral literature, gathered over many years. The significance of an oral tradition to a foraging society is examined from anthropological, ethnographical and historical perspectives.

Botswana Notes And Records

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Symbolic Categories And Ritual Practice In Hunter Gatherer Experiences

Author: Thomas Widlok
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The Past And Future Of Kung Ethnography

Author: Megan Biesele
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Customs And Beliefs Of The Xam Bushmen

Author: Jeremy C. Hollmann
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More than a hundred and twenty five years ago, at the height of the colonial era in South Africa, a group of people came together in Cape Town under remarkable circumstances. The project upon which they embarked involved nothing less than the writing down of the language and beliefs of the /Xam people, a Bushman group that once lived their traditional way of life over much of what is now South Africa. The significance and value of the labours of Wilhelm Bleek, Lucy Lloyd and their /Xam teachers are now well-known, but not all of the fascinating material, particularly /Xam testimony about their beliefs, are readily available. ""Customs and Beliefs of the /Xam Bushmen"" brings a wide range of /Xam beliefs together in one volume, together with notes and introductory comments. We learn about the unseen world of the /Xam, and the work of the giten, /Xam ritual specialists that could heal and kill, control the weather and game. We learn about Khwa, the personification of the rain, and the special relationship that women had with him, and we return to the mythological time when animals were people, and spoke their own species - specific dialect of the /Xam language. This book is based on the articles published in the 1930s by Dorothea Bleek in the journal ""Bantu Studies"", and includes a grammar of the /Xam language. Maps, original drawings by the informants, and photographs taken in the early 20th Century by Dorothea Bleek of the destitute descendants of the informants, will make the book attractive and accessible to a non-specialist audience.

Updating The San

Author: Robert K. Hitchcock
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Senri Ethnological Studies

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