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dc.contributor.authorVan Vuuren, Chris J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-20T07:04:03Z
dc.date.available2016-06-20T07:04:03Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationVan Vuuren, C. J. (2015). Anthropology and the study of earthen architecture in South Africa. Acta Academica, 47(2), 72-101.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3121
dc.description.abstractThe contribution of anthropology to the study of shelter in Africa has been found wanting. Social Anthropology in Africa and South Africa in particular has been guilty of this neglect, while scholars from the Volkekunde paradigm have been documenting house, settlement and material culture since the early 1900s. This neglect by anthropology as a discipline could be remedied. The anthropologist as a fieldworker is ideally positioned to study local knowledge and its manifestations and transfer in the earth building world. Among others the resultant research could contribute to our understanding of how poor people use earthen building knowledge to adapt in changing environments such as informal settlements.en_ZA
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dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial anthropologyen_ZA
dc.subjectEarthen architectureen_ZA
dc.subjectSheltersen_ZA
dc.titleAnthropology and the study of earthen architecture in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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