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The inconvenient indigenous: remote area development in Botswana, donor assistance, and the first people of the Kalahari
The Nordic Africa Institute.
2001 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The book deals with the relationship between the government of Botswana and its indigenous minority, known as Bushmen, San, Basarwa, or more recently N/oakwe, and tries to understand why the San people remain a marginalised minority in a country that since Independence in 1966 has committed itself to a democratic and non-racial agenda. The use of the concept 'indigenous' is controversial in Botswana and in the rest of Africa, and the book asks thought-provoking questions about the responsibility of the state, the role of the international community and the need for representative organisations. While there have been dozens of books published on the ethnography of the San, this is the first book that places them in the comparative context of indigenous peoples' struggle for recognition. An in-depth documentation and analysis is given of a series of events in 1992 and 1993 that were crucial in establishing San indigenous organisations and identities, and the emergent San organisations are followed from the communities in Kalahari to international meetings in Geneva.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2001. , 230 p.
Keyword [en]
anthropology, indigenous people
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Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-224ISBN: 91-7106-475-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-224DiVA: diva2:242171
Note
CONTENTS -- PART ONE: THE PROBLEM -- INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND INTERNATIONAL TRENDS -- THE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF ETHNIC RELATIONS -- THE CHALLENGES OF NATION-BUILDING -- PART TWO: THE INDIGENOUS WORLD -- DIVERSITY IN ADAPTATION -- BANTU-SAN: RELATIONS AND CATEGORISATIONS -- PART THREE: GOVERNMENT ACTION -- THE BUSHMEN DEVELOPMENT INTERLUDE -- THE REMOTE AREA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AS RURAL DEVELOPMENT -- NORAD INVOLVEMENT -- BUSHMEN OR RADS? -- PART FOUR: EVENTS UNFOLDING -- THE BEGINNING: SPEAKING UP AT THE GABORONE SUN -- THE END OF THE BEGINNING -- TO FIND A VOICE -- FOR LAND, CULTURE AND A DIGNIFIED LIVELIHOODAvailable from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2009-10-07Bibliographically approved

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