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01/04/2014
6.2 x 9.25
9781920901660

The Bushmen

A Half-Century Chronicle of Transformations in Hunter-Gatherer Life and Ecology
by TANAKA Jiro
The Bushmen archives nearly 50 years of research with some of Southern Africa's remotest groups. Author Jiro Tanaka's deep connection with his subject matter is evident through his insightful and often touching stories and reflections on a rich and challenging life work. Tanaka interweaves ethnographic materials with broader reflections on...

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The Bushmen archives nearly 50 years of research with some of Southern Africa's remotest groups. Author Jiro Tanaka's deep connection with his subject matter is evident through his insightful and often touching stories and reflections on a rich and challenging life work. Tanaka interweaves ethnographic materials with broader reflections on the changes that have beset Bushman groups carried by waves of global political and economic developments. While some of the characteristics of the process of transformation are specific to Bushman society, many others are shared by other indigenous and minority societies around the world. The book analyzes the transformation process from this perspective and at the same time serves as a catalyst for readers to look back and question the state of our own civilization.

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"This book chronicles the ecology, society, and lifeways of the Bushmen before settlement, and their mixed fate afterward. Tanaka's efforts continue through the many students now working there. This book is a rather breathless overview of the 50-year adventure. It is a wonderful read... Recommended." - Choice, Vol. 52, No. 3, November 2014

 

About Authors

TANAKA Jiro is Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University. He specializes in ecological anthropology, focusing on hunter-gatherer societies (Bushmen, Mbuti Pygmies) and nomadic pastoralists (Rendille, Pokot and Turkana) in Africa. In particular, he has conducted observational studies on the dietary life and group structure of Central Bushmen since the 1980s. He received his PhD from Kyoto University in 1974, and started his career as Associate Professor at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University. After working at the National Museum of Ethnology and Hirosaki University, he was appointed Professor at Kyoto University in 1986. He retired in 2004 before taking up his current position.

Table of contents


List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Photos

Preface
Preface to the English Edition
Notes on Orthography

1 The Origins and History of the Khoisan: Bushmen and Khoi Khoi
2 The Hunting and Gathering Life
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List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Photos

Preface
Preface to the English Edition
Notes on Orthography

1 The Origins and History of the Khoisan: Bushmen and Khoi Khoi
2 The Hunting and Gathering Life
3 Comparative Ecology of African Hunter-Gatherers
4 Social Structure
5 The World of Animals Viewed By African Hunter-Gatherers
6 The Transformation of Bushman Society
7 The Development of the Permanent Settlement
8 Long-Term Cooperative Study
9 Permanent Settlement and Development
10 People Leaving Their Homeland

Epilogue
Epilogue to the English Edition
Appendix List
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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