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" The Dobe Ju/'hoansi" by Richard B Lee
Examines work on bushmen of Botswana. Analyzes their locale, ecology, tools, plants & animals in diet, mobilityand society.
# 13483 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1999 | US
Published on Jul 11, 2003 in Anthropology (African)

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"The Ju/'hoansi are bushmen of the Kalahari Desert who live in the area of northwestern Botswana near the border of Namibia. This location is important because the Kalahari and its relative isolation provide an environment that nourishes a significant foraging culture and isolates it from heavy penetration and influence by the outside world. This paper will examine how the Ju/'hoansi Bushmen's lives are influenced by their environment and how it affects their subsistence, political organization, mobility, and shelter.

In contrast to the conceptions of a Western industrialized culture as the pinnacle of human success, the Ju/'hoansi present a picture of steady work, steady leisure, and adequate diet (Lee iv). The traditional Ju/'hoansi need to work only a few hours a day to maintain a caloric level that enables them to live.."

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