In perhaps three-quarters of the Dobe Ju|’hoansi were living in camps based primarily on hunting and gathering while the rest were attached to. The Dobe Ju/ Hoansi has ratings and 28 reviews. This classic, bestselling study of the!Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert de. -No chiefs the Ju groups do have leaders who may develop influence in group discussions, but no hereditary basis to their role. -When fights.
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The Dobe Ju/ Hoansi by Richard B. Lee
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hansi Return to Book Page. This classic, bestselling study of the! Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people’s reactions to the forces of modernization, detailing relatively recent changes to! Kung rituals, beliefs, social structure, marriage and kinship system. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny-despite exploitation of their habita This classic, bestselling study of the! It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny-despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development-to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured jy Listopia. My first anthropology book for my Anthropology: Feb 25, Ginger rated it liked it Shelves: I thought it was interesting that the egalitarian system actually exists in some cultures around the world. Living in a capitalistic society, sometimes I cannot even comprehend what a completely equal society is like. They also do not hurt the environment because their work and life do not require machines which pollute our atmosphere. Feb 24, Danielle rated it really liked it Shelves: It is really interesting to see hosnsi this group coped with development and modernization.
Dec 12, Cris rated it really liked it. Compared with the Yanomamo the Ju are even more amazing. May 30, Nicole rated it really liked it. Oct 11, Peter Hutt Sierra rated it liked it. These hunter gatherers have a ohansi kinship system and remarkably egalitarian culture. While the book drags a bit at times I do find it really interesting how different from ours some cultures can be in areas which we take for granted. I’ve decided that all the fun in anthropology is in the case studies not the theory.
These are not the type of people to make a fuss. Dec 03, Kassilem rated it liked it Shelves: This doe was interesting.
The Dobe Ju/ Hoansi
It’s the first ethnographic case study book I’ve read so I wasn’t sure what to expect. He’s joansi what he learned about this particular culture by living among them and observing how they go about living their lives. I love learning about other people and cultures. In that regard it was very interesting, but it still took me a while to get through. I bel This book was interesting. I believe it’s because there was so much material and on top of reading it for a class it took time to get through.
Jan 25, Jurij Fedorov rated it really liked it. A good read with many wonderful anecdotes and small stories. These things must be heard by all of us. I don’t need to write anything good about this book. If you like anthropology you will already have heard several of his stories so many times that you skip them in texts. And this book hpansi therefore be a must read for you as it was dkbe me.
Kung are a wonderful people and illustrate how we all once used to be – but just a little less violent than that. Even though it’s a great book and e A hiansi read with many wonderful anecdotes and small stories.
Even though it’s a great book and every chapter is great hkansi still not a perfect anthropology book about foragers. Still interesting but I love reading about the old way, and just like reading about their new ways.
It’s still filled with great stories but lacks focus on their old ways and on their personal stories – which is where it shines. It also lacks understanding of even basic evolutionary psychology. He does not understand that altruism can be naturally selected for or that altruism is a main theory in EP.
He thinks EP dob only about a dog-eat-dog world.
For an anthropologist to not understand EP makes him a mediocre anthropologist. Great observations and stories. Dobw understanding of things. Jul 26, Don rated it really liked it Shelves: An examination of the Dobe Ju’Hoansi speakers of a click language in the once prominant Khoisian family — the subjects of the film “The God’s Must Be Crazy” by an anthropologist. He found that these people really honsi not represent, as he had imagined, a slice of how humanity might have lived eons ago.
These modern hunter-gatherers, however, had very interesting cultural attributes that set them apart from so-called modern society. They had little jealousy and a remarkably altruistic gift givi An examination of the Dobe Ju’Hoansi speakers of a click language in the once prominant Khoisian family — the subjects of the film “The God’s Must Be Crazy” by an anthropologist.
They had little jealousy and a remarkably altruistic gift giving model. They had ornate notions of hoahsi and naming. They lived longer than the west expected and had happier lives, based on the number of hours they had to toil and their longevity. And they lost all honsi the benefits of their culture when modern african governments gave them “assistance”.
One of my course texts for my Anthropology module- I enjoyed reading about the! Book was easy to understand and towards the back raised some questions and led me to some answers to a few queries I had in mind.
What gives us the right to tell them to mod One of my course texts for my Anthropology module- I enjoyed reading about the! What gives us the right to tell them to modernise or not?
Would that single coke bottle have so much impact? Raises questions of how some new modern enterprises are clearing forests and are going to affect some uncontacted tribes One of the first ethnographic texts I ever read – and thus at the time I had little to compare it to.
The text was easy to read and easy to engage with – however hosnsi lacks the depth of critical thinking or deep understanding of theory of many anthropological texts I have read since. The anecdotes which were included in this ethnography made it much more interesting compared to a dry factual text. I can understand why this book has become a classic ethnographic text. And whilst I have now read man One of the first ethnographic texts I ever read – and thus at the time I had little to compare it to.
And whilst I have now read many superior ethnographic texts, I still highly value this book for the easily digestible and engaging introduction to the world of anthropological writing. Mar 10, Jju rated it really liked it. The Ju persist as a people, embattled and struggling, but a people nonetheless with strong sense of themselves”.
Jun 10, Veronica rated it really liked it. I was required to read it for Anthropology in college. I thought it was going to be boring but I actually enjoyed it. I understood it without any problems and I actually learned from it.
Apr 22, Felipe rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 22, Leanne Hoffmann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read it for my first anthropology class about 8 years ago. Jan 02, JC rated it really liked it. Jul 08, Lindsey rated it liked it. Jan 16, Jackie Marker rated it really liked it.
Mar 13, Julia rated it it was ok.
Not the biggest fan of the writing style. Mar 07, Brock rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 18, Carmen rated it really dbe it Shelves: Had to read this for my Anthropology class. Sep 04, Megan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Recommended viewing with the Marshall family film mentioned multiple times within. Feb hoqnsi, Michelle Bizzell rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the first Anthropology book that I have read, but I quote enjoyed it.