James Suzman

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James Suzman is an anthropologist who has been documenting the often traumatic encounter between the remnants of Southern Africa’s last Khoisan hunter-gatherer societies and the relentlessly expanding global economy.

He is the author of Affluence without Abundance (2017) and the bestselling Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time (2020),which has now been translated into thirty languages.

Photo credit: Chris Frazer-Smith


Strong food

EssayThe principal reason Ju/’hoansi didn’t seek to accumulate wealth or surpluses was because they were confident first in the inherent providence of their environment and second in their ability to exploit it – so they were content to focus their energies on meeting only their immediate material needs rather than on creating or controlling surpluses.

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