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  • The Courage of ¦¦kabboby Janette Deacon; Pippa Skotnes

    University of Cape Town Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Just over a century ago, Specimens of Bushman Folklore first appeared in print. A project of Wilhelm Bleek, Lucy Lloyd, ||kabbo, Dia!kwain, and several of their kin, that book first brought the oral traditions of the |xam to the attention of the public. The Courage of ||kabbo is a collective testimony to the enduring value of the Bleek and Lloyd... more...

  • San Spiritualityby David J. Lewis-Williams; D. G. Pearce

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 33.99

    At the intersection between western culture and Africa, we find the San people of the Kalahari desert. Once called Bushmen, the San have survived many characterizations-from pre-human animals by the early European colonials, to aboriginal conservationists in perfect harmony with nature by recent New Age adherents. Neither caricature does justice to... more...

  • Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribeby Audrey I. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and opens up new lines of anthropological inquiry. The whole network of social institutions is examined which... more...

  • Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribeby Audrey Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe examines the cultural aspects of food and eating among the Southern Bantu, taking as its starting point the bold statement 'nutrition as a biological process is more fundamental than sex'. When it was first published in 1932, with a preface by Malinowski, it laid the groundwork for sociological theory of nutrition.... more...

  • San Rock Artby J.D. Lewis-Williams

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    San rock paintings, scattered over the range of southern Africa, are considered by many to be the very earliest examples of representational art. There are as many as 15,000 known rock art sites, created over the course of thousands of years up until the nineteenth century. There are possibly just as many still awaiting discovery. Taking as his starting... more...

  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 1by Jean Comaroff; John L. Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    "Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination and of Tswana minds. They are themselves imagining the imagination of others, and they... more...

  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 2by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In the second of a proposed three-volume study, John and Jean Comaroff continue their exploration of colonial evangelism and modernity in South Africa. Moving beyond the opening moments of the encounter between the British Nonconformist missions and the Southern Tswana peoples, Of Revelation and Revolution , Volume II, explores the complex transactions—both... more...

  • Life Histories of the Dobe !Kungby Nancy Howell

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung re-examines an important anthropological data set for the Dobe !Kung, the well-known "Bushmen" of the Kalahari Desert, collected by Nancy Howell and colleagues. Using life history analysis, Howell reinterprets this rich material to address the question of how these hunter-gatherers maintain their notably good health... more...

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