The contributors explore many issues, including culture change, trade, tribute, inter-group relations, autonomy, dependence, and differential contact histories and rates of change. They consider why the association of hunter-gatherers with non-hunter-gatherers has sometimes led to trade between autonomous societies and in other cases has led to assimilation.
Ethnicity, Hunter-Gatherers, and the "Other" illuminates both past and present foraging societies by presenting new data and reinterpreting previously collected data within the framework of inter-group interactions.
|Publisher:||Smithsonian Institution Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
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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