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Title:Updating the San: image and reality of an African people in the 21st century
Editor:Hitchcock, Robert K.ISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Senri Ethnological Studies (ISSN 0387-6004)
Issue:70
Pages:299
Language:English
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
Botswana
Namibia
Subjects:San
health
social conditions
land rights
livelihoods
musical instruments
Abstract:The San (Bushmen, Basarwa) people in southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) present a wide spectrum of social, economic and political conditions. The present volume examines conventional wisdom concerning the San, and challenges some of the stereotypes and perceptions. It raises questions about the best ways in which to assist indigenous and minority peoples. Case studies and comparative assessments involving the San are presented, and priority issues are identified, including food security, land and resource access, health, education, and welfare. The contributions are grouped in sections on health, body and perception; development and social changes; and land, identity and human rights. Contents: Introduction (Robert K. Hitchcock, Kazunobu Ikeya, Megan Biesele, Richard B. Lee) - Confounding conventional wisdom: the Ju/'hoansi and HIV/AIDS (Richard B. Lee, Ida Susser) - 'Our health was better in the time of Queen Elizabeth': the importance of land to the health perception of the Botswana San (Benedicte Ingstad, Per Fugelli) - Changes in co-survivorship of adult children and parents: Ju/'hoansi of Botswana in 1968 and 1988 (Patricia Draper, Nancy Howell) - Explaining pathways in the central Kalahari (Akira Takada) - Drinking, fighting, and healing: San struggles for survival and solidarity in the Omaheke region, Namibia (Renee Sylvain) - Ju/'hoan writers and readers: developing a literate tradition for long-term language preservation (Megan Biesele) - The San Culture and Education Centre !Khwa ttu: a process of heritage restitution (Irene Staehelin) - San development and challenges in development cooperation (Sidsel Saugestad) - Land, livestock, and labor in rural Botswana: the Western Sandveld region of Central District as a case study (Alec Campbell, Michael Main, Robert K. Hitchcock) - 'We are the owners of the land': the San struggle for the Kalahari and its resources (Robert K. Hitchcock) - Human rights and refugees with special reference to southern Africa (Art Hansen) - The thumb piano and San identity in central Botswana (Kazunobu Ikeya). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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