Peoples of Southern Africa

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Published by Facts on File in New York, NY .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Africa, Southern,
  • Africa, Southern.

Subjects:

  • Ethnology -- Africa, Southern.,
  • Africa, Southern -- Social life and customs.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

Other titlesSouthern Africa
Statementthe Diagram Group.
SeriesPeoples of Africa, Peoples of Africa (New York, N.Y.)
ContributionsDiagram Group.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN656 .P46 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL999870M
ISBN 100816034877
LC Control Number96038736

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Surveys the geography and history of Southern Africa, describes the history, society, beliefs, and arts of the various peoples who live there, and discusses apartheid, music, the ruins of Great Read more. Get this from a library. Peoples of Southern Africa. [Diagram Group.;] -- Presents the history, language, way of life, social structure, culture, and religion of the major ethnic groups of Southern Africa, Peoples of Southern Africa book information on the land, climate, and vegetation of the region.

Africa - Africa - People: Africa is now widely recognized as the birthplace of the Hominidae, the taxonomic family to which modern humans belong.

Archaeological evidence indicates that the continent has been inhabited by humans and their forebears for some 4, years or more. Anatomically modern humans are believed to have appeared as early asyears ago in the eastern region of. The San peoples, also known as the Bushmen (also Sān, Saan, Sākhoen, Sonqua, and in Afrikaans: Boesmans, after Dutch Boschjesmens; and Saake in the Nǁng language), are members of various Khoe, Tuu, or Kx'a-speaking indigenous hunter-gatherer groups that are the first nations of Southern Africa, and whose territories span Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South : <5, The Zulu of Southern Africa (Celebrating the Peoples and Civilizations of Africa) [Cornell, Christine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Zulu of Southern Africa (Celebrating the Peoples and Civilizations of Africa)Author: Christine Cornell. Southern Africa, southernmost region of the African continent, comprising the countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Parfitt, a professor at SOAS, University of London, wrote a book inThe Lost Ark of the Covenant about the rediscovery of this object.

The Khoisan are a cluster of southern African peoples, including the famous Bushmen or San "hunters," the Khoekhoe "herders" (in the past called "Hottentots"), and the Damara, also a herding people.

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People's Plants is a photographic guide to the useful plants of Southern Africa. Traditional and contemporary uses of more than plants are described and illustrated in 20 chapters, each dealing with a specific category of plant use.

More than photographs.5/5(1). The Khoisan are a cluster of southern African peoples, including the famous Bushmen or San "hunters," the Khoekhoe "herders" (in the past called "Hottentots"), and the Damara, also a herding people. Most Khoisan live in the Kalihari desert and Peoples of Southern Africa book areas of Botswana and Namibia.

Despite differences in their ways of life, the various groups have much in common, and this book explores. This is the first book on the Khoisan as a whole since the publication in of The Khoisan Peoples of South Africa, by Isaac Schapera, doyen of southern African studies.

Reviews ‘Alan Barnard has written a book that no scholar in the area of Khosian studies and few students in the wider field of hunter-gatherer studies can afford to ignore Author: Alan Barnard. indigenous peoples have faced in southern Africa.

Traditionally, southern African societies managed their land on a com-munal - or group - basis. Under this tenure system, land could not be bought or sold and individuals were only allocated land rights insofar as they were members of a group or, in some cases, through provision.

p.: 24 cm Presents the history, language, way of life, social structure, culture, and religion of the major ethnic groups of Southern Africa, with information on the land, climate, and vegetation of the regionPages: The Kalahari Peoples Fund (KPF) is a non-profit organization formed for the benefit of the San and other peoples of the Kalahari desert region of southern Africa.

KPF is a non-government advocacy group composed of anthropologists, development workers, and other interested individuals who have worked closely with the San or are familiar with the.

Africans in southern Africa had prospected for and exploited the gold, copper and iron of the sub-continent since the first millennium AD By the mid-nineteenth century, European explorers were aware that minerals existed in abundance in the Transvaal and adjacent territories.

Indigenous peoples in southern Africa have had some success in gaining state recognition of land and resource rights in Africa (Barume,pp. 85 – ; Ndahinda,pp. 1 – 6, – ). The Benin Kingdom and the Edo-Speaking Peoples of South-Western Nigeria: Western Africa Part XIII (Paperback) by R.

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Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa: A Comparative The Khoisan are a cluster of southern African peoples, including the famous Bushmen or San hunters, the Khoekhoe herders (in the past called Hottentots), and the Damara, also a herding : James Stuart Olson. Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa: A Comparative Ethnography of the Khoisan Peoples by Alan Barnard Overview - The Khoisan are a cluster of southern African peoples which include the famous Bushmen, or San, 'hunters', the Khoekhoe 'herders' (in the past called 'Hottentots'), and the Damara, also a herding people.

My People, My Africa book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. My People, My Africa book. It has been quite some time since I read Credo Vusa'mazulu Mutwa's 'My People, My Africa', Yet another group of peoples who have survived since /5.

The Khoisan is the name for two peoples of Southern Africa: the San and the San are foraging bushmen, and the Khoi are a pastoral people previously known as the relationship between the two groups is not very clear.

The San are generally smaller than other humans in the area. They also look very different than other groups of people there.

Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between andbrings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African : R.

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The series, published between andbrings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African by: 1.

Laura Foster's book, Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants and Patents in South Africa, examines how a patented plant found in Southern Africa historically circulates and changes meaning through colonial botanical sciences, patent law rules, ethno-pharmaceutical research, contractual benefit sharing, and sustainable fair trade practices.

This research produces ethnographic understandings of how. As South Africa is a multilingual and ethnically diverse country, there is no single ‘Culture of South Africa’. Besides the 11 officially recognised languages, scores of others - African, European, Asian and more - are spoken in South Africa, as the country lies at the crossroads of southern Africa.

A Social History of the Bakwena and Peoples of the Kalahari of Southern Africa, 19th Century A Social History of the Bakwena and Peoples of the Kalahari of Southern Africa, 19th Century, Gary Y.

Okihiro, ISBNVolume 52 of African studies: Author: Gary Y. Okihiro: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press. "Khoisan hunter-gatherers in Southern Africa always have perceived themselves as the oldest people" said Stephan Schuster, a former Penn State University professor, now at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a leader of the research team.

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Book Description. Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute.

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Peoples & Cultures: Eastern & Southern Africa. by Michael Shally-Jensen Ph.D. (Editor A New York Times Notable Book of The Invisible Cure is an account of Africa's AIDS epidemic from the inside—a. San people – also known as Bushmen or Basarwa – live in Southern countries in Africa.

The highest San population is in Botswana, the Kalahari Desert and there are communities in Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. None of these countries acknowledge them as indigenous people and generally San people are the poorest and most underprivileged people in their home countries.

This volume is a pre-colonial economic history drawn from field research that benefits from the debates within southern African history arising from the literatures of dependency, peasantization, and articulation of the s and from the more recent critique by the social and cultural historians of the s.

It is an excavation of historical knowledge and production undertaken two decades Pages:. xiv | The History of Southern Africa large-scale exploitation of the region’s resources by outside powers.

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to enter Southern Africa, as they searched for a sea route to the wealth of India. A Portuguese settlement was established at Luanda in present-day Angola inand the PortugueseFile Size: 5MB. The Ju/’hoan San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence Development, Democracy, and Indigenous Voices in Southern Africa Megan Biesele and Robert K.

Hitchcock. pages, 33 illus., bibliog, index. ISBN $/£ Hb Published (November ) ISBN $/£ Pb Published (February )Pages:   Laura Foster's book, Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants and Patents in South Africa, examines how a patented plant found in Southern Africa historically circulates and changes meaning through colonial botanical sciences, patent law rules, ethno-pharmaceutical research, contractual benefit sharing, and sustainable fair trade practices.

This research produces ethnographic understandings of .

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