Over the past 40 years, anthropologists who study hunter-gatherers, especially the Ju/’hoansi, have vigorously debated various theories about the nature of those societies. In a recent issue of the journal Anthropos, Mathias Guenther, a scholar who has done research on the San people of western Botswana, reviews the history and current theoretical issues relating to […]

San storytellers seem to have inexhaustible sources for their stories and to have endless variations of their tales. But oral persuasion is also an essential part of their culture. Mathias Guenther, in a recent journal article, bases his examination of San rhetoric primarily on the Naro people, but he includes in his analysis many references […]