Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa: A Comparative Ethnography of the Khoisan Peoples
The Khoisan are a cluster of southern African peoples, including the famous Bushmen or San "hunters," the Khoekhoe "herders" (in the past called "Hottentots"), and the Damara, also a herding people. Most Khoisan live in the Kalihari desert and surrounding areas of Botswana and Namibia. Despite differences in their ways of life, the various groups have much in common, and this book explores these similarities and the influence of environment on their culture and social organization. This is the first book on the Khoisan as a whole to be published since the 1930s.
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Afrikaans anthropology avoidance partners band cluster Bantu Bantu-speaking Barnard Basarwa Bleek Botswana Bushman groups camp Cape Khoekhoe Cashdan cattle Central Kalahari century ceremony Chapter classification cross-cousins culture Damara dance dental click dialects Eastern elder Engelbrecht 1936 ethnic ethnographic female G/wi and G//ana Ghanzi Ghanzi district GRANDRELATIVE Hai//om Heinz herders Herero Hoernle Hottentot hunter-gatherers hunters hunting IKung joking partners Kalahari Kalahari Bushman Khoe Bushmen Khoe languages Khoe-speaking Khoekhoe Khoisan languages kinship Korana linguistic live Maingard male mama marriage medicine migration Moon mother names Namibia Nharo Northern Khoe notion orthography parallel cousin parents patrilineal population recorded relationship terminology relationship terms relative ritual same-sex siblings Schapera season senior settlement patterns Silberbauer social organization society South Africa southern Africa specific spouses structure studies suffix taras territorial traditional Tswana Vedder Western Khoe Wilmsen women Xegwi Zu/'hoa Zu/'hoasi