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Anthropology and the bushman

Author: Alan Barnard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Bushman' is a perennial but changing image. It symbolizes the perception of Bushman or San society, of the ideas and values of ethnographers who have worked with Bushman peoples, and those of other anthropologists who use this work. This book reveals the impact of Bushman studies on anthropology and on the public.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barnard, Alan (Alan J.).
Anthropology and the bushman.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2007
(DLC) 2006101698
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Barnard
ISBN: 1847883303 9781847883308
OCLC Number: 560526388
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 179 pages) : 1 map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
From early encounters to early anthropology --
Victorian visions of the Bushman --
Beckoning of the Kalahari --
Amateurs and cultural ecologists --
An original affluent society? --
The return of myth and symbol --
Kalahari revisionism and portrayals of contact --
Advocacy, development and partnership --
Representations and self-representations --
Reflections and conclusions.
Responsibility: Alan Barnard.

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