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Title:Ju/'hoan Women's Tracking Knowledge and its Contribution to Their Husbands' Hunting Success
Authors:Biesele, MeganISNI
Barclay, Steve
Periodical:African Study Monographs: Supplementary Issue
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:gender relations
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Cultural Roles
Family Life
Sex Roles
External link:http://repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2433/68407/1/ASM_S_26_67.pdf
Abstract:1995 fieldwork in the Nyae Nyae area of northeastern Namibia identified a substantial contribution to their husbands' hunting success by Ju/'hoan women. A mixed gender team composed of an experienced hunter/tracker (Barclay) and an anthropologist/Ju'hoan translator (Biesele) recorded the events of several collaborative hunting trips with Ju/'hoan husband-wife teams and interview information about the kind and frequency of such collaboration. The current article presents the 1995 findings from Ju/'hoan communities in the context of relevant information on gender and hunting from other societies. The authors suggest that spousal collaboration in hunting may have deep roots in the past, with the degree of cooperation worked out individually by each couple according to the circumstances at hand. Bibliogr., sum.