The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)

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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.

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Richard Lee (B.A. and M.A., University of Toronto; Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley) is a professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto and a member of the faculty of the Centre for International Health. He has held academic appointments at Harvard, Rutgers, and Columbia Universities, and research positions at Stanford, the Australian National University, and Kyoto University. His current research interests include the social and cultural aspects of HIV/AIDS, human rights and indigenous peoples, critical medical anthropology gender relations, and the politics of culture. He is internationally known for his studies of hunting-and-gathering societies, particularly the Ju/hoansi-!Kung San of Botswana. His book the !Kung San (1979) was honored by inclusion on a list of the 100 most important works of science of the 20th century by the journal American Scientist (1999, November). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and past president of the Canadian Anthropology Society, Dr. Lee has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Alaska and Guelph University for his research and advocacy on behalf of indigenous peoples.

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Preface to the Fourth Edition. 1. The Ju/'hoansi. 2. The People of the Dobe Area. 3. Environment and Settlement. 4. Subsistence: Foraging for a Living. 5. Kinship and Social Organization. 6. Marriage and Sexuality. 7. Complaint Discourse: Aging and Caregiving among the Ju/'hoansi. 8. Conflict, Politics, and Exchange. 9. Coping with Life: Religion, World View, and Healing. 10. The Ju/'hoansi and Their Neighbors. 11. Perceptions and Directions of Social Change. 12. The Ju/'hoansi Today. 13. Tsumkwe at 50: The 2010 Social Survey of a Namibian Ju/'hoansi Town. 14. Anthropological Practice and Lessons of the Ju/'hoansi. Postscript: The /Gwihaba Dancers. Appendix A: Eating Christmas in the Kalahari. Appendix B: 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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