The !Kung San: men, women, and work in a foraging society
Cambridge University Press • Cambridge, [Eng.] • Published In 1979 • Pages:
By: Lee, Richard B..
AbstractThis is a basic ethnographic source on the Dobe area San in Botswana. Based on intermittent fieldwork conducted between 1963 and 1973, Lee describes a hunting and gathering way of life which had all but disappeared by the end of his study. Although all aspects of !Kung life are explored, the emphasis on ecology and adaptation are evident in the attention paid to subsistence behavior, plant and animal life, and resource redistribution. In the last chapter, Lee details the changes in !Kung life, including their integration into a market economy and political struggle, which developed during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Fieldwork is carried out in the Dobe area which includes Xai xai, a camp 40 km from the main camp at Dobe.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Southern Africa
- Document Type
- R. A. Wagner ; 1989
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Dobe area, Botswana and Namibia
- Richard Borshay Lee
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 495-512)
- San (African people)