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Title The politics of egalitarianism : theory and practice / edited by Jacqueline Solway
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2006


Description 1 online resource (viii, 260 pages) : illustrations
Series Methodology and history in anthropology ; [v. 12]
Methodology and history in anthropology ; v. 12.
Contents All people are (not) good / Bruce G. Trigger -- Community, state, and questions of social evolution in Karl Marx's Ethnological notebooks / Christine Ward Gailey -- Subtle matters of theory and emphasis : Richard Lee and controversies about foraging peoples / Thomas C. Patterson -- "The original affluent society" : four decades on / Jacqueline Solway -- The original affluent society / Marshall Sahlins -- On the politics of being Jewish in a multiracial state / Karen Brodkin -- The lion/bushman relationship in Nyae Nyae in the 1950s : a relationship crafted in the old way / Elizabeth Marshall Thomas -- The Kalahari Peoples Fund : the activist legacy of the Harvard Kalahari Research Group / Megan Biesele -- Land, livestock, and leadership among the Ju/'hoansi San of north-western Botswana / Robert K. Hitchcock -- Contemporary bushman art, identity politics, and the primitivism discourse / Mathias Guenther -- Class, culture, and recognition : San farm workers and indigenous identities / Renée Sylvain -- The other side of development : HIV/AIDS among men and women in Ju/'hoansi villages / Ida Susser -- Richard B. Lee and company : a Kalahari chronicle, 1963-2000 / compiled by Jacqueline Solway -- Richard B. Lee : the politics, art, and science of anthropology / Christine Ward Gailey -- Richard Borshay Lee : selected bibliography / compiled by Jacqueline Solway
Summary Annotation The essays assembled in this book exemplify the way political anthropologists address a range of problems that deeply affect people throughout the world. The authors draw their inspiration from the work of Canadian anthropologist Richard B. Lee, and, like him, they are concerned with understanding and acting upon issues of "indigenous rights"; the impact of colonialism, postcolonial state formation, and neoliberalism on local communities and cultures; the process of culture change; what the history and politics of egalitarian societies reveal about issues of "human nature" or "social evolution"; and how peoples in southern Africa are affected by and responding to the most recent crisis in their midst, the spread of AIDS. The authors in this volume discuss the state of a range of contemporary debates in the field that in various ways extend the political, theoretical, and empirical issues that have animated Lee's work. In addition, the book provides readers with important contemporary Kalahari studies, as well as "classic" works on foraging societies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Based on sessions at the May 2001 joint meetings of the Canadian Anthropology Society and American Ethnological Association
Print version
Subject Lee, Richard B. -- Congresses
SUBJECT Lee, Richard B. fast
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights -- Congresses
Indigenous peoples -- Government relations -- Congresses
Indigenous peoples -- Social conditions -- Congresses
San (African people) -- Civil rights -- Congresses
San (African people) -- Government relations -- Congresses
San (African people) -- Colonization -- Congresses
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights
Indigenous peoples -- Government relations
Indigenous peoples -- Social conditions
San (African people) -- Civil rights
San (African people) -- Government relations
Ethnische Gruppe
Nationale Minderheit
Soziale Gerechtigkeit
Soziale Ungleichheit
Inheemse volken.
Sociale organisatie.
Politieke instellingen.
Südafrika Kontinent
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Solway, Jacqueline S., editor.
Canadian Anthropology Society.
American Ethnological Society.
LC no. 2006040781