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The Bushmen of southern Africa : a foraging society in transition

Author: Andrew B Smith
Publisher: Cape Town : David Philip Publishers ; Athens : Ohio University Press, 2000.
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"This book, by an archaeologist, an historian, an anthropologist and a school teacher, introduces the long history and current condition of the hunting people of southern Africa to a wide range of students, teachers and interested readers. It attempts to place the modern Bushmen, or San, in historical context and to show how they have continually adapted to outside pressures which, even today, are forcing them to
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Genre/Form: History
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Bushmen of southern Africa.
Cape Town : David Philip Publishers ; Athens : Ohio University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606334110
Online version:
Bushmen of southern Africa.
Cape Town : David Philip Publishers ; Athens : Ohio University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)609220149
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew B Smith
ISBN: 0821413414 9780821413418 0864864191 9780864864192 0864864027 9780864864024
OCLC Number: 44175273
Description: viii, 112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: This book introduces the long history and current condition of the hunting people of southern Africa. It attempts to place the modern Bushmen, or San, in historical context and to show how they have continually adapted to outside pressures which, even today, are forcing them to fit into the modern states of Namibia and Botswana. Small-scale societies like that of the Bushmen have social lessons to teach a world that is becoming increasingly homogenised. Their lifestyle needs to be understood and respected. An introduction to the hunting people. The Stone Age archeology of southern Africa. The Later Stone Age archeology of Southern Africa. Finding the Bushmen in what Europeans wrote. The Bushman way of life --
through European eyes. When cultures clash: Bushmen resist and adapt. Surviving against the odds. An ethnography of modern Bushmen. Hunter-gatherers in transition. The present and future of post-foraging Bushmen.
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"This book, by an archaeologist, an historian, an anthropologist and a school teacher, introduces the long history and current condition of the hunting people of southern Africa to a wide range of students, teachers and interested readers. It attempts to place the modern Bushmen, or San, in historical context and to show how they have continually adapted to outside pressures which, even today, are forcing them to fit into the modern states of Namibia and Botswana." "In many ways this is a story of people who were and are well adapted to their environment and who, in spite of pressure from outsiders over the centuries, have managed to keep their culture reasonably intact in many areas. These survivors bear witness to an incredible ability to adapt against the odds."

"Small-scale societies like that of the Bushmen have social lessons to teach a world that is becoming increasingly homogenised. Their lifestyle needs to be understood and respected."--Jacket.

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