Ethnicity, Hunter-Gatherers, and the Other: Association or Assimilation in Africa

Ethnicity, Hunter-Gatherers, and the Other: Association or Assimilation in Africa


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ISBN-13: 9781588340603
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 10/17/2002
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Kent was an eminent scholar and professor of sociology at Old Dominion University. In 1999 she received the Charles O. and Elisabeth C. Burgess Faculty Research and Creativity Award, and in May 2000 was named an eminent scholar for her long and consistent record of outstanding scholarly publications and her national and international reputation in the field of anthropology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Interethnic Encounters of the First Kind: An Introduction Chapter 2 Encapsulated Bushmen in the Archaeology of Thamaga Chapter 3 Autonomy or Serfdom? Relations between Prehistoric Neighboring Hunter-Gatherers and Farmer/Pastoralists in Southern Africa Chapter 4 Optimistic Realism or Opportunistic Subordination? The Interaction of the G/ wi and G/ / ana with Outsiders Chapter 5 Independence, Resistance, Accommodation, Persistence: Hunter-Gatherers and Agropastoralists in the Ghanzi Veld, Early 1800s to Mid-1900s Chapter 6 Dangerous Interactions: The Repercussions of Western Culture, Missionaries, and Disease in Southern Africa Chapter 7 Solitude or Servitude? Ju/'hoansi Images of the Colonial Encounter Chapter 8 Cultural Contact in Africa, Past and Present: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Status of African Foragers Chapter 9 The Complexities of Association and Assimilation: An Ethnographic Overview Chapter 10 Why the Hadza Are Still Hunter-Gatherers Chapter 11 Putting Hunter-Gatherer and Farmer Relations in Perspective: A Commentary from Central Africa

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