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Understanding the social significance of cattle for African pastoralists has been a concern of anthropologists at least since the publication of Herskovits' classic work (1926). Pastoral models commonly depict how cattle are used in socially prescribed ways that enforce both social hierarchies...
The Black Consciousness poetry of James Matthews, internationally recognised Coloured writer from the Cape Flats, reflects the growing popularisation amongst politicised Coloured people during the 1970s of the idea that racial distinctions in general, and Coloured identity in particular, had...
One of the key conclusions that emerges from recent socio-economic research in rural development is the need to recognise the heterogeneity of rural societies and the diversity of their livelihood strategies. Even small communities are made up of diverse assemblages of different socio-economic...
Health is a development issue in that loss of productivity, income and human potential all compromise the rate at which any country, developing or industrialised, can progress. However, the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS differs from most health issues in that it strikes people in the prime of life,...
!Ke e: /xarra ke is the motto of the Republic of South Africa. Since its introduction in April 2000, there has been much controversy and public debate about many aspects of it. This paper takes as its keynote the challenge of one such criticism, that of the South African San Institute (SASI), in...
David Turkon has carried out fieldwork in Lesotho four times since 1987. Prior to joining the residential faculty in anthropology at Glendale Community College in Arizona, he taught as an adjunct at several universities and colleges and worked as an ethnographic consultant. His research...
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