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Cultural Diversity among Twentieth-Century Foragers

An African Perspective

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Cultural Diversity among Twentieth-Century Foragers
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This book examines variability within broadly defined African forager societies, such as the Basarwa, Pygmies, Hadza and others. Foragers have been seen as culturally similar in that they all pursue a subsistence strategy that emphasizes hunting and gathering. However, research suggests there may be more diversity among groups than has previously been acknowledged. It is important to understand why diversity occurs within foraging societies and how this diversity compares with various societies. Here, leading scholars in the field compare and contrast various groups within more broadly defined forager societies. The chapters, which range in orientation from symbolic to ecological and behavioural, are based on rich ethnographic detail and the volume provides invaluable data on hunter-gatherer life that will interest anyone concerned with past or present foragers.
Release date NZ
November 2nd, 2006
Contributor
Edited by Susan Kent
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
11 Maps
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
360
Dimensions
152x228x19
ISBN-13
9780521026000
Product ID
2058557

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