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The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)

The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Author: Richard B. Lee
ISBN 13: 9780155063334
ISBN 10: 155063332
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2003-02-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 249
List Price: $70.95

This classic, bestselling study of the !Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people's reactions to the forces of modernization, detailing relatively recent changes to !Kung rituals, beliefs, social structure, marriage and kinship system. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny-despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development-to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities. Use of the name Ju/'hoansi (meaning "rea