Living on Mangetti: `Bushman' Autonomy and Namibian Independence by Thomas WidlokLiving on Mangetti: `Bushman' Autonomy and Namibian Independence by Thomas Widlok

Living on Mangetti: `Bushman' Autonomy and Namibian Independence

byThomas Widlok

Hardcover | December 3, 1999

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The Hai||om 'Bushmen' of northern Namibia are still a gathering people, living not only on mangetti [nuts] and other wild foods but also on the by-products of the cattle industry on the mangetti farms. Namibian independence in 1990 with its new options has created a dilemma which may resultin a loss of autonomous modes of social organization. The personal quality of their social relations relies on a high degree of individual autonomy, cultural diversity, subsistence flexibility, social permeability, and of immediacy in religious affairs. This book describes the main strategies thatthe Hai||om have developed to deal with independence and dependency - their ways of accessing the new economic resources, their communication skills, their storytelling practices, their sophisticated ways of creating name and kin relations across spatial and social boundaries, and their way ofco-operating in the medicine dance, their main religious ritual.
Thomas Widlok is at the University of Cologne.
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Title:Living on Mangetti: `Bushman' Autonomy and Namibian IndependenceFormat:HardcoverPublished:December 3, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198233892

ISBN - 13:9780198233893

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