The Resource Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung : Food, Fatness, and Well-being over the Life-span, (electronic resource)

Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung : Food, Fatness, and Well-being over the Life-span, (electronic resource)

Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung : Food, Fatness, and Well-being over the Life-span
Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung
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Food, Fatness, and Well-being over the Life-span
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  • Origins of Human Behavior and Culture Ser
  • Origins of Human Behavior and Culture
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Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung re-examines an important anthropological data set for the Dobe !Kung, the well-known ""Bushmen"" of the Kalahari Desert, collected by Nancy Howell and colleagues. Using life history analysis, Howell reinterprets this rich material to address the question of how these hunter-gatherers maintain their notably good health from childhood through old age in the Kalahari's harsh environment. She divides the population into life history stages that correlate with estimated chronological ages and demonstrates how and why they survive, even thrive, on a modest all
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  • 305.8961
  • 613.2089/961
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DT1058 .K86 H7 2010
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Origins of Human Behavior and Culture
Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung : Food, Fatness, and Well-being over the Life-span, (electronic resource)
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Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung
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  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Another Look at the !Kung: A Life History Approach; Research with the Dobe !Kung; Research Results: Demography of the Dobe !Kung; Reconsidering the !Kung; Poverty and Social Change in the Dobe Area; 2. Life History Stages; Definitions of Life Stages; Prenatal Life and Birth; Infancy; Childhood; Adolescence; The Stage of Childbearing; Post-Reproductive Life; Retirement: Frailty and Dependence; Life Stages for Individuals and for the Population; Conclusion: Ages and Stages of Life, for !Kung Women and Men; 3. Body Size and Growth
  • Why Are the !Kung So Small?Comparison to International Standards of Height and Weight; Body Size in Infancy and Early Childhood; Childhood Measures Continued: Body Sizefor Older Children and Adolescents; Body Size during the Reproductive Ages; Body Size of Post-Reproductive Adults (45[sup(+)]); Summarizing Body Size: The Body Mass Index Difference Measure; 4. Calories Required; Caloric Requirements for Basal Metabolism; Time Budgets of Mean Daily Activities; Physical Activity Levels; Caloric Requirements for Reproduction; Adjustment for Temperature
  • Combining the Components of the Necessary Caloric Costs to the PopulationAre the !Kung Hard-Working People?; 5. Caloric Productivity and Caloric Balance; Production of Food; Caloric Balance; 6. Caloric Balance and Residential Units: Waterholes, Living Groups, Households; Waterholes and N!oris; Living Groups, Also Known as Bands, Camps, or Villages; Households and Their Effects on Well-Being; Malthusian, Darwinian, and Common-sense Models of Population Control in the Kalahari; 7. Kinship Relations as a Support System for Children; Relatives in the Household
  • Effects on Children of Having Grandparents in the Living GroupCoresidence of Ancestors in the Well-Being of Children; The Grandmother Role from the Point of View of Older Women; Kinship as a Resource for All !Kung; 8. Motives for Sharing Food and Other Prosocial Behavior; Models of the Motives for Sharing; What Do We Mean by a ""Surplus""?; Sharing Driven by Scarcity; Evolutionary Speculation: The Prosocial Brainas a Product of Decisions About Food Sharing, Perceptions of Need, and Nurturance; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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