Politics and History in Band Societies / Edition 1

Politics and History in Band Societies / Edition 1

by Eleanor Leacock
ISBN-10:
0521284120
ISBN-13:
2900521284126
Pub. Date:
01/28/1982
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Politics and History in Band Societies / Edition 1

Twenty-one original essays by leading international authorities present important new information about the history and culture of hunting-and-gathering peoples in Canada, India, Africa, Australia, and the Philippines. Copublished with the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme.

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ISBN-13: 2900521284126
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1982
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 516
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors; Introduction Eleanor Leacock and Richard Lee; Part I. Dynamics of Egalitarian Foraging Societies: 1. Political process in G/wi bands George Silberbauer; 2. Politics, sexual and non-sexual in an egalitarian society Richard Lee; 3. Risk, reciprocity and social influences on !Kung San economics Polly Wiessner; 4. Descended from father, belonging to country: rights to land in the Australian Western Desert Annette Hamilton; 5. Living dangerously: the contradictory foundations of value in Canadian Inuit society Jean L. Briggs; 6. The ritualisation of potential conflict between the sexes among the Mbuti Colin M. Turnbull; Part II. Forgager-farmer Relations: 7. Relations of production in band society Eleanor Leacock; 8. The family, group structuring and trade among South Indian hunter-gatherers Brian Morris; 9. Aka-famer relations in the northwest Congo Basin Serge Bahuchet and Henri Guillaume, translated by Sheila M. Van Wyck; 10. Adaptive flexibility in a multi-ethnic setting: the Basarwa of the Southern Kalahari Helga I. D. Vierich; 11. Patterns of sedentism among the Basarwa of eastern Botswana Robert K. Hitchcock; 12. Nomads without cattle: East African foragers in historical perspective Cynthia Chang; 13. In the land of milk and honey: Okiek adaptations to their forests and neighbours Roderic H. Blackburn; Part III. Contemporary Political Struggles: 14. Utter savages of scientific value Renato Rosaldo; 15. From foragers to fighters: South Africa's militarisation of the Namibian San Richard Lee and Susan Hurlich; 16. Dene self-determination and the study of hunter-gatherers in the modern world Michael I. Asch; 17. The future of hunters within nation-states: anthropology and the James Bay Cree Harvey A. Feit; 18. Hydroelectric dam construction and the foraging activities of eastern Quebec Montagnais Paul Charest; 19. The outstation movement in Aboriginal Australia H. C. Coombs, B. G. Dexter and L. R. Hiatt; 20. Aboriginal land rights in the northern territory of Australia Nicholas Peterson; 21. Political consciousness and land rights among the Australian Western Desert people Daniel A. Vachon; Indexes.

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