Marshall, Lorna. Sharing, talking, and giving: relief of social tensions among !Kung Bushmen

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Title: Sharing, talking, and giving: relief of social tensions among !Kung Bushmen

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 31

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 31 London: Oxford University Press, 1961. 231-249 p.: ill.

By line: Lorna Marshall

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: San (FX10)

Subjects: HUNTING AND TRAPPING (224); PROPERTY IN MOVABLES (422); GIFT GIVING (431); CONVERSATION (521); ETIQUETTE (576); INGROUP ANTAGONISMS (578);

Abstract: This article is a well-detailed account of some of the methods by which the !Kung manage to control antagonisms encountered in their daily interpersonal relations. The principal means discussed through conversations, gifts, and cooperative sharing of the proceeds from hunting, the main food-producing activity. Because these aspects of !Kung behaviour are closely interrelated with many facets of their culture, much information on other subjects is included as incidental to the author's presentation. Some are: kin relationships, social control, ethics and etiquette, hunting techniques, jewelery, trade activities, and concepts of property. An appendix listing !Kung material artifacts is a useful addition. This source contains a greater amount and variety of data than its length would indicate.

Document Number: 12

Document ID: fx10-012

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1951-1959

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: George R. Bedell ; 1961

Coverage Date: 1951-1959

Coverage Place: Nyae Nyae region, Namibia and Botswana

LCSH: San (African people)

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