A Functional Study of Nutrition among the Southern Bantu
The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and opens up new lines of anthropological inquiry. The...
Published February 25th 2004 by Routledge
A Functional Study of Nutrition Among the Southern Bantu, 2nd Edition
Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies
Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe examines the cultural aspects of food and eating among the Southern Bantu, taking as its starting point the bold statement 'nutrition as a biological process is more fundamental than sex'. When it was first published in 1932, with a preface by Malinowski, it laid...
Published November 12th 2003 by Routledge
A Girl's Initiation Ceremony Among the Bemba of Zambia
While there have been a number of descriptions and interpretations of boys' initiation rituals, Audrey Richards's classic study of initiation rites among the Bemba remains one of the few studies to deal in detail with the initiation of girls into adult life.Dr Richards observed the entire chisungu...
Published May 5th 1982 by Routledge