Ethnicity, Hunter-Gatherers, and the “Other:” Association of Assimilation in Africa

By: Kent, Susan, ed.

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Red cloth with black and yellow spine and cover titles, 16 by 23.5 cm, xiii 360 pp. Near fine, unread copy with only the faintest signs of shelf wear. From the publisher: “As the world continues to shrink owing to globalization, the need to understand the diversity of culturally distinct societies and their interactions with neighboring groups becomes greater than ever. Susan Kent has invited an international team of experts to present their insights into how one type of society, African hunter-gatherers, has managed to survive long past the first contact between foragers, farmers, and pastoralists. The contributors explore many issues, including culture change, trade, tribute, inter-group relations, autonomy, dependence, and differential contact histories and rates of change. They consider why the association of hunter-gatherers with non-hunter-gatherers has sometimes led to trade between autonomous societies and in other cases has led to assimilation. Ethnicity, Hunter-Gatherers, and the "Other" illuminates both past and present foraging societies by presenting new data and reinterpreting previously collected data within the framework of inter-group interactions.”

Title: Ethnicity, Hunter-Gatherers, and the “Other:” Association of Assimilation in Africa

Author Name: Kent, Susan, ed.

Categories: Africa, Anthropology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Washington/London, Smithsonian Institution Press: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 3120