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Title:Dorobo Hunting and Gathering: A Way of Life or a Mode of Production
Author:Zwanenberg, Roger M. van
Year:1976
Periodical:African Economic History
Volume:2
Period:Fall
Pages:12-21
Language:English
Geographic term:East Africa
Subjects:Dorobo
hunting
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3601510
Abstract:In this article the author argues that there has not been a sort of unilinear form of development: from hunters and gatherers, to nomadic pastoralism to agriculture. Hunters and gatherers were a part of a wider social system of agriculturalists and pastoralists, which had, over time, adapted to the physical and social uncertainties of a precarious environment. The conclusion is that hunting and gathering is only a mode of production and cannot refer to any culturally distinct group of people. The article is followed by a comment by Steven Harvey, who puts that hunters and gatherers are both a group of people and a mode of production, on the basis of some primary works on hunters and gatherers from other parts of the world. Bibliogr.
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