Land Filled with Flies

A Political Economy of the Kalahari
Author: Edwin N. Wilmsen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226900155
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 402
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"The image of a pristine isolation has been almost as common in research on foragers as in the popular media. Land filled with Flies is a sustanined argument against such views. Wilmsen marshals an enormous quantity of historical, archival, archeological, ethnographic, and survey data on the Kalahari Zhu to show how far from the reality these images are, how they have their own historical provenance, how they have been analytically distorting, and how they have proven politically pernicious for living groups like the Zhu."—Pauline Peters, Science "[A] major work. . . . Anthropologists will, and should, use Wilmsen's meticulously detailed study to revise their early lectures in the introductory course, and no future study of African 'foragers' should ignore it."—Parker Shipton, American Anthropologist "An impressive book. . . . The reader need only read the first few pages to judge both the quality and ambitiousness of the work. . . . Essential reading."—David R. Penna, Africa Today

Perspectives on Africa

A Reader in Culture, History and Representation
Author: Roy Richard Grinker,Stephen C. Lubkemann,Christopher Steiner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444335227
Category: Social Science
Page: 689
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"This welcome new edition of key texts, written about Africa as well as from within it, builds on the past but speaks boldly to the current generation - with some striking contributions on contemporary issues." Wendy James, University of Oxford "This carefully chosen and brilliantly edited collection is an extraordinary resource for anthropologists of Africa. Some of the most seminal works in one of the most foundational domains in the discipline take on new significance In the light of the new current scholarship represented in the volume and of the new conversations among them that Grinker, Lubkernann and Steiner have brought out. This volume is a treasure." Caroline H. Bledsoe, Northwestern University "This Impressive volume provides a critical genealogy of scholarship In Africa, weaving together historical and contemporary pieces to provide insights not only into the political economy and cultural dynamism of Africa's past, but of its future too." Henrietta Moore, University of Cambridge and Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics "This superb collection of influential contemporary and classic works in African studies will be indispensable to both students and instructors. Twelve thematic sections, each masterfully framed by the editors, offer a deft blend of intellectual history, theory, and thnography." Angelique Haugerud, Rutgers University The second edition of the popular reader Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation offers forty six articles illustrating the dynamic processes by which scholars have described and understood African history and culture over the past several decades. This new edition presents fourteen new selections as well as two entirely new parts, "Violent Transformations: Conflict and Displacement" and "Development, Governance, and Globalization," revealing the historical trajectory, daily experience, and vital influence of African people in the modern world. Roy Richard Grinker is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University, Director of the GW Institute for Ethnographic Research, and Editor-in-Chief of Anthropological Quarterly. He is author of four other books, including In the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin M. Turnbull, and Houses in the Rainforest, and Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism. Stephen C. Lubkemann is Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is author of Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War and is associate editor for Anthropological Quarterly and a co-founder of GWU's Diaspora Research Program. Christopher B. Steiner is the Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History and Anthropology, and Director of Museum Studies at Connecticut College. He is the author of the award-winning book African Art in Transit, and co-editor (with Ruth Phillips) of Unpacking Culture: Art and Commodity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds.

Die Fliegenfalle

Über das Glück der Versenkung in seltsame Passionen, die Seele des Sammlers, Fliegen und .... ... das Leben mit der Natur
Author: Fredrik Sjöberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404164622
Category:
Page: 221
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The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology


Author: Peter Mitchell,Paul Lane
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191626155
Category: Social Science
Page: 1080
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Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.

Development from Below

A Namibian Case Study
Author: Reinhart Kössler,Henning Melber,Per Strand
Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute
ISBN: 9789171065070
Category: Social Science
Page: 31
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This paper deals with aspects of rebuilding societies from below firstly in a general development studies discourse on a more theoretical level, considering aspects of the current debate on globalization. This is followed by a concrete case study from southern Namibia. It illustrates local responses by the Witbooi-Nama in Gibeon to (re-)define identity within the context of a (nation-)state in a post-apartheid society. The contributions reflect on the issue of social recon-struction in the context of (southern) Africa with reference to a particular marginalised group. They deal, among other things, with the question of social power and the "invention of tradition" in local efforts to gain from, or seek integration into, the nation building process.

Human Expeditions

Inspired by Bruce Trigger
Author: Stephen Chrisomalis,André Costopoulos
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442664568
Category: Social Science
Page: 316
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In its 2007 obituary of Bruce Trigger (1937–2006), the Times of London referred to the Canadian anthropologist and archaeologist as “Canada’s leading prehistorian” and “one of the most influential archaeologists of his time.” Trained at Yale University and a faculty member at McGill University for more than forty years, he was best known for his History of Archaeological Thought, which the Times called “monumental.” Trigger inspired scholars all over the world through his questioning of assumptions and his engagement with social and political causes. Human Expeditions pays tribute to Trigger’s immense legacy by bringing together cutting edge work from internationally recognized and emerging researchers inspired by his example. Covering the length and breadth of Trigger’s wide-ranging interests – from Egyptology to the history of archaeological theory to North American aboriginal cultures – this volume highlights the diversity of his academic work and the magnitude of his impact in many different areas of scholarship.

Unreasonable Histories

Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa
Author: Christopher J. Lee
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822376377
Category: History
Page: 368
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In Unreasonable Histories, Christopher J. Lee unsettles the parameters and content of African studies as currently understood. At the book's core are the experiences of multiracial Africans in British Central Africa—contemporary Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia—from the 1910s to the 1960s. Drawing on a spectrum of evidence—including organizational documents, court records, personal letters, commission reports, popular periodicals, photographs, and oral testimony—Lee traces the emergence of Anglo-African, Euro-African, and Eurafrican subjectivities which constituted a grassroots Afro-Britishness that defied colonial categories of native and non-native. Discriminated against and often impoverished, these subaltern communities crafted a genealogical imagination that reconfigured kinship and racial descent to make political claims and generate affective meaning. But these critical histories equally confront a postcolonial reason that has occluded these experiences, highlighting uneven imperial legacies that still remain. Based on research in five countries, Unreasonable Histories ultimately revisits foundational questions in the field, to argue for the continent's diverse heritage and to redefine the meanings of being African in the past and present—and for the future.

Case Studies in Human Ecology


Author: Daniel G. Bates,Sarah H. Lees
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 147579584X
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
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This volume was developed to meet a much noted need for accessible case study material for courses in human ecology, cultural ecology, cultural geography, and other subjects increasingly offered to fulfill renewed student and faculty interest in environmental issues. The case studies, all taken from the journal Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Jouma~ represent a broad cross-section of contemporary research. It is tempting but inaccurate to sug gest that these represent the "Best of Human Ecology." They were selected from among many outstanding possibilities because they worked well with the organization of the book which, in turn, reflects the way in which courses in human ecology are often organized. This book provides a useful sample of case studies in the application of the perspective of human ecology to a wide variety of problems in dif ferent regions of the world. University courses in human ecology typically begin with basic concepts pertaining to energy flow, feeding relations, ma terial cycles, population dynamics, and ecosystem properties, and then take up illustrative case studies of human-environmental interactions. These are usually discussed either along the lines of distinctive strategies of food pro curement (such as foraging or pastoralism) or as adaptations to specific habitat types or biomes (such as the circumpolar regions or arid lands).

African Foragers

Environment, Technology, Interactions
Author: Sibel Barut Kusimba
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759101548
Category: Social Science
Page: 285
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Study of the development of foraging strategies in Africa from the Middle Stone Age to the present.

Allein in der Wildnis


Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646920114
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Brian ist zwölf Jahre alt und seine Eltern sind geschieden. Er sitzt in einem kleinen Flugzeug und weiß nicht, ob er sich auf den Sommer bei seinem Vater freuen soll. Plötzlich erleidet der Pilot einen Herzinfarkt und stirbt, Brian ist allein am Himmel, vor sich Instrumente, mit denen er nicht umgehen kann, im Herzen die Gewissheit des Todes. Und dann kommt der Absturz. Doch Brian überlebt und es beginnt eine wahre Robinsonade. Er "erfindet" das Feuer neu, den Bau eines Unterschlupfs, er fertig Pfeil und Bogen ...

Die Lage des Landes


Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446251057
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Sportreporter, Makler, Ehemann und Vater – Frank Bascombe hat im Laufe seines Lebens schon einige Rollen übernommen. Mittlerweile 55 Jahre alt, freut er sich mit seiner zweiten Ehefrau Sally auf den nächsten, ruhigeren Lebensabschnitt im gemeinsamen Haus am Strand. Franks Hoffnung auf eine beginnende "Permanenzphase" wird jedoch ein jähes Ende bereitet, als Sallys totgeglaubter erster Ehemann auftaucht und er selbst eine verheerende Diagnose erhält. Ein reicher, nachdenklicher, aber auch grotesk komischer Roman von Richard Ford über einen Mann in den vermeintlich besten Jahren und ein Amerika, dessen Sicherheit sich nach George Bushs "gestohlener" Präsidentenwahl als trügerisch erweist.

A Falcon Flies


Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330467786
Category: Fiction
Page: 543
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A Falcon Flies is the first bestselling novel in Wilbur Smith's epic tale of Africa, The Ballantyne Novels. In search of a father they barely remember, Zouga and Dr Robyn Ballantyne board Mungo St John's magnificent clipper to speed them to Africa. But long before they sight that mighty continent, Robyn knows that she and Mungo will battle with all the fury of natural enemies - and love with all the desperation of those unable to evade the commands of fate. For if she can bring hope and healing to Africa's fever-ridden shores, he, a lawless trader in human cargo, will possess any man - or woman - he chooses . . . Set in 1860, this gripping tale is followed by Men of Men, The Angels Weep and The Leopard Hunts in Darkness.

Leaving the Land


Author: Douglas Unger
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803295605
Category: Fiction
Page: 277
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The reputation of Leaving the Land has grown steadily since its first publication in 1984. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Award and was an ALA Notable book in 1984.

Eine höhere Pflicht

Wie ein deutscher Pilot seinem amerikanischen Feind im Zweiten Weltkrieg das Leben schenkte
Author: Adam Makos
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 386413532X
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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Sie sind erbitterte Feinde, als sie am 20. Dezember 1943 in über acht Kilometern Höhe aufeinandertreffen: der Amerikaner Charlie Brown in seinem vom Flakfeuer schwer beschädigten B-17-Bomber und der deutsche Jagdflieger Franz Stigler, der den gegnerischen Piloten einfach nur vom Himmel holen müsste, – doch er tut es nicht. Stattdessen gibt Stigler dem Bomber Geleit über die deutsche Flugabwehr hinweg bis auf die Nordsee hinaus und rettet Brown und seiner gesamten Besatzung das Leben. Die Geschichte der beiden Fliegerasse ist Legende. Und sie ist wahr. Der Historiker und Journalist Adam Makos hat sich, unterstützt von Starautor Larry Alexander, jahrelang bis ins kleinste Detail mit den Ereignissen beschäftigt und die Beteiligten getroffen. Eine höhere Pflicht ist kein Buch über einen kurzen Augenblick des Mitleids, sondern ein Buch darüber, was es bedeutet, in einem Krieg Pilot zu sein, und was für einer Pflichtverletzung es gleichkam, so zu handeln, wie es Franz Stigler richtig erschien. Es ist ein Buch auch über die Freundschaft, die Charlie Brown und Franz Stigler seit ihrem Wiedersehen 1990 verband – bis zu ihrem Tod 2008. Die wunderbare Geschichte eines deutschen Helden.

The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings


Author: N.A
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455515426
Category: Bibles
Page: 1248
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As the pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Jud Wilhite encounters new Christians every single day. One of the greatest needs new believers have is a resource for understanding the Christian faith and the Bible in a straightforward and applicable guide. The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings fills that need and show an uncompromising commitment to God's Word and the extent of His grace: the radical, amazing, overwhelming favor and forgiveness of God available to all. The New Living Translation is Jud's preferred Bible translation because he believes it is the easiest for new believers to understand. This fastest growing Bible translation is the work of 90 Bible scholars over a seven-year period and is known for accurately communicating the meaning of the original ancient Hebrew and Greek texts in clear and concise language. Jud hopes The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings will help you apply the gift of God's words to your life along with some thoughts to help you understand it more quickly and deeply. He gives you tools and resources to help navigate the deep waters of this living document. As you dig into God's words, the encouragement and truth you receive will literally change your life and the world! Key Features Include: A 32-page Introduction in which Jud provides 6 helpful articles on how to understand the Bible, overviews of the Old and New Testaments, and faith as a lifelong journey Book Introductions, including the author, key people and verses, themes, and the date it was written for each book of the Bible 9 Major Uncensored Truth Sections, which guide readers to understand the core beliefs of Christianity-God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, salvation, church, living the Christian life, angels and demons, Jesus' return, and heaven and hell Callout Passages of Scripture that have meant the most to Jud for different reasons in various seasons of life And featuring the reliable and easy-to-read New Living Translation

The One Year Bible Illustrated NLT


Author: N.A
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1414389973
Category: Bibles
Page: 1488
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The bestselling daily reading Bible now combines Scripture and full-color imagery to enhance each day’s experience. The One Year Bible Illustrated contains the entire text of the New Living Translation divided into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes portions from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs—and a fresh image to guide readers through the entire Bible in one unforgettable journey. The New Living Translation breathes life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.

The One Year Bible NLT


Author: N.A
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414340883
Category: Bibles
Page: 1424
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The One Year Bible, which helps customers read the entire Bible in one year in as little as 15 minutes a day, has a fresh, new look. The One Year Bible guides readers through God's Word with daily readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs.

The Life Recovery Bible NLT


Author: Stephen Arterburn,David Stoop
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414368690
Category: Bibles
Page: 1776
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The Life Recovery Bible is today’s #1-selling recovery Bible and is based on the 12-step recovery model. It was created by two of today’s leading recovery experts, David Stoop, Ph.D., and Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed., to lead readers to the source of true healing—God himself. Features:New Living Translation Recovery Notes: Placed throughout the Bible text, these notes pinpoint passages and thoughts important to recovery Twelve Step Devotionals: A reading chain of 84 Bible-based devotionals tied to the Twelve Steps of recovery and placed throughout the Bible text Serenity Prayer Devotionals: Based on the Serenity Prayer, these devotionals (more than 50) provide an excellent guide to recovery Recovery Profiles: Key Bible characters are profiled and important recovery lessons are drawn from their lives Recovery Reflections: Topically arranged recovery reflections pinpoint specific Scripture passages at the end of most Bible books Recovery Themes: Prominent recovery themes are discussed at the openings of various Bible books Other Features: Outlines, book histories, topical index, devotional index, book introductions, user’s guide, and a new 12-step comparison chartPlus: Now includes a topical Bible Verse Finder to help the reader quickly find what the Bible says about common issues