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Dwelling and building in Ngamiland, Northern Botswana

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This thesis is an investigation of the ways in which activities of house-building are woven into the histories and biographies of the people of Ngamiland in nothern Botswana. Criticising those approaches in anthropology that have tended to see forms of buildings as the symbolic expressions of (or metaphors for) aspects of social order, the thesis argues that building practices are themselves embedded in the current of social activity - that is, of dwelling - which, over time, is generativ...

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Institution:
St. Antony's College (University of Oxford)
Department:
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
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Publication date:
2002
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
604788484
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2014-10-21

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