Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence And Society In Central Africa by Kathryn M. De Luna

Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence And Society In Central Africa

byKathryn M. De Luna

Hardcover | September 27, 2016

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A rich analysis of the complex dynamic between food collection and food production in the farming societies of precolonial south central Africa

Engaging new linguistic evidence and reinterpreting published archaeological evidence, this sweeping study explores the place of bushcraft and agriculture in the precolonial history of south central Africa across nearly three millennia. Contrary to popular conceptions that place farming at the heart of political and social change, political innovation in precolonial African farming societies was actually contingent on developments in hunting, fishing, and foraging, as de Luna reveals.

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Kathryn M. de Luna is assistant professor of history at Georgetown University, where she specializes in the history of precolonial Africa. She lives in Braddock Heights, MD.

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Title:Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence And Society In Central AfricaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300218532

ISBN - 13:9780300218534

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Won the 2017 Henry A. Wallace Award sponsored by the Agricultural History Society.