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  • SWAPO And The Himba

    This anthropological research assignment will provide an examination of the Himba, an indigenous entity of 12,000 to 18,000 people geographically located in Namibia. The Himba tribe are semi-nomadic pastoralist who sustain themselves from the product of their cattle. As previously established in the analytical paper, the Himba people have been relatively successful in maintaining their traditional lifestyle for the last 300 years. However, since the rise of South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) to power in the Namibian government, the Himba began facing social, cultural, and political change. SWAPO perceives the Himba to be “primitive” people that needs to adapt to the capitalist, globalize economy (Champion & Shields, 2002). The…

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  • Botswana Culture Essay

    com/botswana/facts/). It’s beautiful, and has a colorful culture. Botswana is perceptibly populated. However faces a few diseases. Here I will explain their culture, and history. What travelers may need before taking a trip to the Botswana Safari, even prevention awareness, also the diseases that can be very risky of getting? The History and Culture In the early 1820’s, the country was disarray by the development of the Zulu1 and their offshoot, the Ndebele2. A new threat arose in the 19th…

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  • Gender Roles And Stereotypes In The Gods Must Be Crazy

    1980s South African comedy classic . The protagonist, a traveling bushman, encounters a modern civilian for the first time. The movie became an international hit. The bushman character was based off of the !Kung peoples of South Africa, a hunter-gatherer society (IMDb, 2016). With this however, the movie displayed many stereotypes, which is defined by Richard D. Bucher as, “…an unverified and oversimplified generalization about an entire group of people (Bucher, 2000). So in the interest of…

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  • Komagata Maru Essay

    The Komagata Maru The Komagata Maru has been an important aspect to the life of many individuals because it changed the immigration policy and it is the reason why Canada has become a multi-cultural country today. Canada had a main focus to exclude Chinese, Japanese and Indian immigrants. In 1904, Canada raised the head tax which is a tax on incoming Chinese laborers, to $500 which is equal to two years ' gross earnings of a Chinese laborer here (Hannant). This had made it harder for Chinese,…

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  • Nutrition In Namibia Essay

    malnutrition and an inadequate eating lifestyle. However, a handful of Namibians suffer from obesity and related chronic diseases. According to the demographic health surveys, NCDS are among the top 10 diseases and top 15 causes of death in Namibia. 34% of the population is food insecure and 32% of Namibians live with less than $1 per day. The government of Namibia declared to alleviate the problems of food insecurity and obesity. The main health risks in Namibia include tobacco, alcohol, and…

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  • Effects Of Bush Encroachment On The Agricultural Land In Namibia

    A Discussion on the effect of Bush Encroachment on the Agricultural land in Namibia. Definition: bush encroachment is the thickening of indigenous woody plant species and their incursion into area they did not occur abundantly before (Axel Routhauge, 2014). It can be unplanned conversion of vegetation dominated by grassland to one dominated by woody species, often as result of overgrazing or invasion by aliens. This essay aims to clarify more on the various effects that bush encroachment cause…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Free Trade Agreements

    in economic instability (Grimson, 2014). Chapter 1 outlined the fact that even though Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland are third parties in the Trade, Development, and Cooperation Agreement, those countries have become…

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  • Babies Observations

    vast differences when it came to the birthing process. Namibia babies were born in a dirt floored hut, and were put to the breast right away, but there was no swaddling nor medical intervention. The Mongolian baby was born in a hospital and after birth was swaddled rather tightly and put in its own incubator as mom looked on, and going home for this baby was on the back of a motorcycle, swaddled tightly, while being held in mother’s arms. The San Francisco baby was also swaddled, though not as…

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  • Critical Analysis Of The Documentary, Babies, By Thomas Balmes

    Emphasising the diverse and distinct cultural values of various nations around the globe, Thomas Balmes’ documentary, Babies, juxtaposes the early development of individuals against the influences and ideologies imparted by the society. Centered around four young infants- Ponijao of Opuwo, Namibia, Bayarjargal (Baya) of Bayanchandmani, Mongolia, Mari of Tokyo, Japan, and Hattie of San Francisco, America -in contrasting civilizations, the documentary records not only the psychological growth,…

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  • Importance Of Media Profiling Of The LGBT Community In Africa By Ashley Currier

    She explores the fundamentals and inner working of the LGBT movement and the organizations behind it, as they work towards progression through social and political change within the local environments. Her focus is particularly on several of the LGBT organizations in South Africa and Namibia as they navigate through their decisive actions to maintain visibility within the community or retreat into invisibility as they come into contact with a variety of political, social, and cultural…

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