Large Mammals and a Brave People: Subsistence Hunters in Zambia

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Juli 2005



The Valley Bisa people inhabit the Luangwa Valley in central Zambia. Among them, the hunter, who tracks such large game as the lion, elephant, and buffalo, commands great respect and esteem from the other members of the lineage who traditionally rely on him for their subsistence and protection. Although the social organiation and technology of the Bisa people have undergone tremendous change in the last one hundred years, the role of hunter retains its social importance, and the legitimiing hunting rituals have their roots in local history. Drawing on data collected during his fieldwork among the Bisa continuing since the 1960s, Stuart Marks describes the changes that have occurred in hunting patterns, the sociological variables that govern an individuals decision to become a hunter, and the common cosmological convictions that hunters bring to their profession.

EAN: 9781412804820
ISBN: 1412804825
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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