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|Introduction||Nisa, roughly 20 years of age at the time of the incident, describes her experience giving birth in the bush by herself,... Read More|
|Chapter 1||The author details the lives of infants, who "spend the first few years in almost constant close contact with their moth... Read More|
|Chapter 2||!Kung children may resent younger siblings who displace them from being the center of attention. Though fighting among c... Read More|
|Chapter 3||Rainfall varies dramatically in the !Kung region, from five to 40 inches per year, and "severe drought" happens every fo... Read More|
|Chapter 4||There is little privacy in !Kung life, which makes it difficult for adults to keep their sex lives discreet. Couples may... Read More|
|Chapter 5||Girls usually marry around age 16, while boys do so between 20 and 30. The ages generally reflect entrance into adulthoo... Read More|
|Chapter 6||During important ritual events such as marriage or initiation, the !Kung experience a state called kua, which may expres... Read More|
|Chapter 7||Marriage becomes more equal after the first few years, and strong women often become role models in their community. Eve... Read More|
|Chapter 8||For !Kung girls to achieve the happy home life many of them aspire to, they must first get through "the often frightenin... Read More|
|Chapter 9||Although the !Kung have an adequate, nutritious diet and plenty of exercise, their overall health level is "not good." I... Read More|
|Chapter 10||Over time the Tswana and Herero peoples build permanent settlements in the Dobe area, which begin to encroach upon the l... Read More|
|Chapter 11||Women in most societies "have a lower status than men," Shostak notes, though !Kung women "are something of an anomaly."... Read More|
|Chapter 12||The !Kung often refer to sex as "food" and consider it just as important to survival, saying that "hunger for sex can ca... Read More|
|Chapter 13||The !Kung believe in humanlike gods, one greater god and several lesser gods and spirits, and they attribute human chara... Read More|
|Chapter 14||The !Kung are wary of dangerous wild animals in the bush, though few tribe members are killed by such beasts. A greater ... Read More|
|Chapter 15||!Kung elders are respected and influential in the community because "old people know things," including the history and ... Read More|
|Epilogue||Shostak opens with further information about the history of the !Kung San, who had historically warred with neighboring ... Read More|