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Nisa

The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

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$32.50 • £23.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674004320

Publication: November 2000

Short

384 pages

18 halftones, 1 line drawing

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

We have a remarkable anthropologist to thank for an absorbing account.The New York Review of Books

[A] scrupulous, sad, exciting book.The New York Times

Nisa is a humbling and inspiring book.—Tim Jeal, The Wall Street Journal

Both Nisa and Shostak are unusual people, and their collaboration has resulted in an unparalleled account of !Kung life from a personal rather than social or ecological perspective. Even more important, their work results in a revelation of the universality of women’s experiences and feelings despite vast differences in culture and society. Nisa helps us know what it means to be !Kung, to be a woman, and finally, to be human.Choice

When I reread Nisa, as I have done regularly in teaching over the years, I experience its originality, poignancy, and excitement afresh each time. Few books that were so influential in changing the look and feel of ethnography for entire generations of anthropologists have held up so well. It is a classic, with currency and continuing possibility.—George Marcus, Professor of Anthropology, Rice University