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Room To Maneuver: !Kung Women Cope With Men, Patricia Draper May 1999

Room To Maneuver: !Kung Women Cope With Men, Patricia Draper

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Among the !Kung San of Botswana, women are sometimes beaten by their husbands and coerced by other men, particularly their fathers. The factors that contribute to this form of aggression are various and are changing over time as a consequence of new economic and residential practices now seen among the !Kung as they have transformed themselves from mobile foragers to primarily sedentary food producers. The responses of women and their supporters to incidents of wife abuse are also changing. In this essay several episodes of wife beating that came to my attention during recent fieldwork among the !Kung will be ...


Sex, Aids, Migration, And Prostitution: Human Trafficking In The Caribbean, Catherine Benoît Jan 1999

Sex, Aids, Migration, And Prostitution: Human Trafficking In The Caribbean, Catherine Benoît

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Study of sexual tourism in Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, where prostitution is a widespread reality. Author argues that on this island where rapid economic development is based on the tourist industry and on offshore financial services, sexual relationships are determined by geopolitical and financial (neoliberal) interests that go beyond sexuality per se. She focuses on the precarious situation of the foreign prostitutes who have no working papers.


Late Prehistoric High Plains Foragers: Starving Nomads, Affluent Foragers?, Luann Wandsnider Jan 1999

Late Prehistoric High Plains Foragers: Starving Nomads, Affluent Foragers?, Luann Wandsnider

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Past human groups of the High Plains have been variously characterized as starving nomads and affluent foragers. In fact, these terms do not capture the multi-faceted nature of the human foraging experience on the High Plains. Relying on human ecology and archaeological interpretations, this paper examines the coping strategies used by Late Prehistoric foragers in the high variance environment of the High Plains, which was relatively less variable during the early part of the Late Prehistoric time period and more variable in the later part.


Who’S Buried In Custer’S Grave?, P. Willey, Douglas D. Scott Jan 1999

Who’S Buried In Custer’S Grave?, P. Willey, Douglas D. Scott

Anthropology Faculty Publications

On 10 October 1877, the year after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, General George A. Custer’s coffin was transported from a temporary grave in Poughkeepsie, NY, by steamer and cortege to permanent interment in the U.S. Military Academy’s Post Cemetery. The ceremony included the appropriate military and funerary rituals. There were, nevertheless, reasons to believe that Custer’s skeleton may not have been in the coffin—thus, he may have missed his own funeral. Custer’s remains, or part of them, may have been overlooked during the exhumation and left on the battlefield, only to be ...