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The !Kung San
Men, Women and Work in a Foraging Society

  • Date Published: April 1980
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521295611

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  • For most of human history hunting and gathering was a universal way of life. Richard Borshay Lee spent over three years conducting fieldwork among the !Kung San, an isolated population of 1,000 in northern Botswana. When Lee began his work in 19863, the !Kung San were one of the last of the world's people to live this life. By 1973, when Lee last lived with the group, it appeared that they !Kung were a society on the threshold of a transformation that signalled the end of foraging as an independent way of life, at least in Africa. The !Kung San: Men, Women and Work in a Foraging Society, an ecological and historical study, is Professor Lee's major statement on his research. By maintaining simultaneous historical and synchronic perspectives, Lee is able to extend his analysis of core features from the contemporary !Kung to prehistoric societies. These basic principles become the means to understanding the form of human life that has been obscured by the developments and complications of societies during the last few thousand years.

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    • Date Published: April 1980
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521295611
    • length: 556 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables and figures
    Preface
    Note on orthography
    Introduction: !Kung ecology and society
    1. Fieldwork with the !Kung
    2. San, Bushman, Basarwa: a question of names
    3. The Dobe area: its people and their history
    4. The environment
    5. Technology and the organisation of production
    6. An inventory of plant resources
    7. The mongongo
    8. Hunting
    9. Men, women and work
    10. The allocation of nutritional stress
    11. Production and reproduction
    12. Ownership, leadership and the use of space
    13. Conflict and violence
    14. Economic and social change in the 1960s and 1970s
    15. The lessons of the !Kung
    Appendix A–E
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    Richard Borshay Lee

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