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 cousins cross-cousins culture Damara dance dental click dialects Eastern elder Engelbrecht l936 ethnic ethnographic female G/wi G/wi and G//ana Ghanzi Ghanzi district GRANDRELATIVE Hai//om Heinz herders Herero Hoernle Hottentots hunter-gatherers hunters hunting joking partners Kalahari Kgalagari Khoc Khoe Bushmen Khoe languages Khoe-speaking Khoekhoe Khoisan languages kinship Korana Kung linguistic 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 ritual same-sex siblings Schapera l930 season senior settlement patterns Silberbauer social organization society South Africa southern Africa specific spouses structure studies suffix territories traditional Tswana Western Khoe Wilmsen women Xegwi Zu/'hoa Zu/'hoasi