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Title:The Hambukushu of Ngamiland from 1950 to 1994: A Study of Social Change
Author:Larson, Thomas J.ISNI
Periodical:Botswana Notes and Records (ISSN 0525-5090)
Notes:biblio. refs., ills., maps
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:social change
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Education and Oral Traditions
Development and Technology
Anthropology, Folklore, Culture
Mbukushu (African people)
Ngamiland District (Botswana)
cultural change
Educational opportunities
Economic and social development
Shakawe (Botswana)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40980266
Abstract:This paper is based on fieldwork over various periods between 1950 and 1994 among the Hambukushu in three villages (Shakawe, Gaugwe and Seronga) on the banks of the Okavango River in Botswana. It describes social change from 1950 to 1994 in terms of population growth, employment and occupation, education, immigration, religion, traditions, trade, women's millet beer brewing and trading, horticulture, cattle raising, fishing, health, infrastructure, transportation and mobility. Since the author's first visit to the Mbukushu in 1950, great social, educational and material changes have on the whole improved the lives of the people, but for the most part they still make their traditional houses and continue to socialize around their beer pots. 12 black-and-white pictures serve as an illustration. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]