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The Resource Affluence without abundance : the disappearing world of the bushmen, James Suzman

Affluence without abundance : the disappearing world of the bushmen, James Suzman

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Affluence without abundance : the disappearing world of the bushmen
Title
Affluence without abundance
Title remainder
the disappearing world of the bushmen
Statement of responsibility
James Suzman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A vibrant portrait of the "original affluent society" -- the Bushmen of southern Africa -- by the anthropologist who has spent much of the last twenty-five years documenting their encounter with modernity. If the success of a civilization is measured by its endurance over time, then the Bushmen of the Kalahari are by far the most successful in human history. A hunting and gathering people who made a good living by working only as much as needed to exist in harmony with their hostile desert environment, the Bushmen have lived in southern Africa since the evolution of our species nearly two hundred thousand years ago. In Affluence Without Abundance, anthropologist James Suzman vividly brings to life a proud and private people, introducing unforgettable members of their tribe, and telling the story of the collision between the modern global economy and the oldest hunting and gathering society on earth. In rendering an intimate picture of a people coping with radical change, it asks profound questions about how we now think about matters such as work, wealth, equality, contentment, and even time. Not since Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's The Harmless People in 1959 has anyone provided a more intimate or insightful account of the Bushmen or of what we might learn about ourselves from our shared history as hunter-gatherers."--Jacket flap
Summary
A vibrant portrait of the “original affluent society”--the Bushmen of southern Africa--by the anthropologist who has spent much of the last twenty-five years documenting their encounter with modernity
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Writing style
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10571304
Cataloging source
BDX
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Suzman, James
Dewey number
968.004961
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • San (African people)
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
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the disappearing world of the Bushmen
Label
Affluence without abundance : the disappearing world of the bushmen, James Suzman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-282) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Old times -- The rewards of hard work -- The mother hill -- A beachside brawl -- The settlers -- Living in the moment -- Tsumkwe Road -- Part two: The provident environment -- the hollow tree -- Strong food -- An elephant hunt -- Pinnacle Point -- A gift from God -- Hunting and empathy -- Insulting the meat -- Part three: New times -- When lions become dangerous -- Fear and farming -- Cattle country -- Crazy gods -- The promised land
Control code
000060589346
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632865724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960238836
Label
Affluence without abundance : the disappearing world of the bushmen, James Suzman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Old times -- The rewards of hard work -- The mother hill -- A beachside brawl -- The settlers -- Living in the moment -- Tsumkwe Road -- Part two: The provident environment -- the hollow tree -- Strong food -- An elephant hunt -- Pinnacle Point -- A gift from God -- Hunting and empathy -- Insulting the meat -- Part three: New times -- When lions become dangerous -- Fear and farming -- Cattle country -- Crazy gods -- The promised land
Control code
000060589346
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632865724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960238836

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