Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

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Harvard University Press, 30 jun. 2009 - 384 páginas
This book is the story of the life of Nisa, a member of the !Kung tribe of hunter-gatherers from southern Africa's Kalahari desert. Told in her own words--earthy, emotional, vivid--to Marjorie Shostak, a Harvard anthropologist who succeeded, with Nisa's collaboration, in breaking through the immense barriers of language and culture, the story is a fascinating view of a remarkable woman.
 

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There should be a movie in this. A comedy actually since the story of an eager ambitious anthropologist who needs to publish to succeed realizes that the best (or only ) person for their study is ... Leer reseña completa

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Marjorie Shostak was an anthropologist studying the women of the !Kung hunter-gatherers on the edge of the Kalahari in the 1960's and 1970's. This book is the result of her interviews with one of ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

Introduction
1
1 Earliest Memories
41
2 Family Life
59
3 Life in the Bush
73
4 Discovering Sex
95
5 Trial Marriages
115
6 Marriage
133
7 Wives and CoWives
151
11 Women and Men
213
12 Taking Lovers
237
13 A Healing Ritual
259
14 Further Losses
273
15 Growing Older
287
Epilogue
309
Notes
333
Glossary
345

8 First Birth
159
9 Motherhood and Loss
181
10 Change
193
Acknowledgments
353
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Sobre el autor (2009)

Marjorie Shostak was a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University and an award-winning photographer.

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