!Kung women: contrasts in sexual egalitarianism in foraging and sedentary contexts
toward an anthropology of women • New York And London • Published In 1975 • Pages: 77-109, 396-416
By: Draper, Patricia.
AbstractThis source examines and compares female and male status among !Kung who continue to live a hunting and gathering way of life and others who have recently adopted a settled way of life. The author focuses on several dimensions of sex status and female-male relations, including subsistence contributions, absenteeism from the camp or village, division of labor, child rearing practices, and group size and settlement pattern. The author concludes that the settled way of life has altered sex roles among the !Kung and resulted in a decrease in women's autonomy and status.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Southern Africa
- Document Type
- Gerald Reid ; 1988
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- !Kwanga and Duda areas, Botswana
- Patricia Draper
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 396-416)
- San (African people)