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The Cambridge encyclopedia of hunters and gatherers / edited by Richard B. Lee and Richard Daly
Bib ID 1713201
Format BookBook
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Description Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1999 
xx, 511 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm. 
ISBN 052157109X

"The Encyclopedia is divided into three parts. The first contains case studies, by leading experts, of over fifty hunting and gathering peoples, in seven major world regions. There is a general introduction and an archaeological overview for each region. Part II contains thematic essays on prehistory, social life, gender, music and art, health, religion, and indigenous knowledge. The final part surveys the complex histories of hunter-gatherers' encounters with colonialism and the state, and their ongoing struggles for dignity and human rights as part of the world-wide movement of indigenous peoples."--Jacket.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Foreword Beatrice Medicine
  • Introduction: foragers and others Richard B. Lee and Richard Daly
  • Part I. Ethnographies: I.I North America
  • Introduction Harvey A. Feit
  • Archaeology Aubrey Cannon
  • Blackfoot/Plains Alice B. Kehoe
  • James Bay Cree Harvey A. Feit
  • Slavey Dene Michael Asch and Shirleen Smith
  • Innu Jose
  • Mailhot

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Hunting and gathering societies -- Encyclopedias.  |  Archaeology.  |  Ngarrindjeri / Narrinjeri people (S69) (SA SI54-13)  |  Religion.  |  Gender relations - Gender roles.  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Indigenous knowledge - Ecology.  |  Health.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Social organisation.  |  Land rights.  |  Torres Strait language group (Qld TSI SC54, SC55)  |  Subsistence and economy.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Race relations - Representation.  |  Pintupi people (C10) (NT SF52-11)  |  Art.  |  Music.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.  |  South Australia (SA)  |  Northern Territory - North NT.  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)
Other authors/contributors Daly, Richard Heywood, 1942-  |  Lee, Richard B
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