State and Nation

State and Nation - th century, the Dobe Ju'/hoansi lived...

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State – large number of people in a specified area, all directed by a formal government Nation – a people who share a collective identity who share a common culture, language, etc These people live within the states of Southeern Angola, Western and Central Zambia, and Botswana. Before their incoporation into the Botswana Polity, the Ju/'hoansi were a people without a state. (109) It has become more common practice for the Ju/'hoansi to intermarry with the “black Aftricans” and this has helped them assimilate. (148-149) In 1963, Richard B. Lee records that the Ju/'hoansi were unaware that they lived in a continent called Africa, and were unaware of what the Atlantic Ocean is. They were, however, aware that South Africa existed. (151) In the early to mid 20
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Unformatted text preview: th century, the Dobe Ju'/hoansi lived within the borders of these states, but remained closer to and independent nation or people, being self governing and still semi nomadic. Starting in the 1970's the Ju/'hoansi began to take on more Western Customs, and began visitting South Africa more often. They also have moved on to farming. This has led them closer to being associated with a state. In 1973, the Botswana government began to discuss how the Ju'/hoansi would fit into their state system. They also began to recognize money and became more involved in the state system. This has caused negative aftermath, because it has forced to Ju'/hoansi to live in poverty while being implanted into their economic system....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2009 for the course ANTHRO 2396 taught by Professor Hudgins during the Spring '09 term at Temple.

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