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Cambridge Studies in Social & Cultural Anthropology #0085: Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa: A Comparative Ethnography of the Khoisan Peoplesby Alan Barnard
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The Khoisan are a cluster of southern African peoples, including the famous Bushmen or San "hunters," the Khoekhoe "herders" (in the past called "Hottentots"), and the Damara, also a herding people. Most Khoisan live in the Kalihari desert and surrounding areas of Botswana and Namibia. Despite differences in their ways of life, the various groups have much in common, and this book explores these similarities and the influence of environment on their culture and social organization. This is the first book on the Khoisan as a whole to be published since the 1930s.
A detailed study of the Khoisan, the cluster of southern African peoples which include the Bushmen, the Khoekho and the Damara.
A study of the influence of environment on culture and social organization among the Khoisan, a cluster of southern African peoples, comprised of the Bushmen or San "hunters," the Khoekhoe "herders", and the Damara, (also herders).
Includes bibliographical references (p. -336) and index.
Table of Contents
Preface; A note on orthography; Part I. The Khoisan Peoples: 1. Introduction; 2. Ethnic classification, origins, and history of the Khoisan peoples; Part II. A Survey of Khoisan Ethnography: 3. The !Kung; 4. The !Xo and Eastern Hoa; 5. The southern Bushmen; 6. The G/wi and G//ana of the central Kalahari; 7. The eastern and northern Khoe Bushmen; 8. The Nharo; 9. The Cape Khoekhoe and Korana; 10. The Nama and others; 11. The Damara and Hai//om; Part III. Comparisons and Transformations: 12. Settlement and territoriality among the desert-dwelling Bushmen; 13. Politics and exchange in Khoisan society; 14. Aspects of Khoisan religious ideology; 15. Bushman kinship: correspondences and differences;16. Khoe kinship: underlying structures and transformations; 17. Conclusions; References; Index.
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