WorldCat Identities

Marshall, Lorna

Works: 22 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 1,044 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Music 
Roles: Narrator, Producer, Honoree, Director
Classifications: DT709, 301.451961
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Lorna Marshall, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Lorna Marshall
Nyae Nyae !Kung beliefs and rites by Lorna Marshall ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bitter melons ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the difficulty of survival in the central Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. A native musician, a member of a Bushman group called the G/wi, performs songs about animals, the land, and daily life. Describes the G/wi, traditional music, dances, children's games, and hunting, planting, and food preparation
The Hunters ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic documentary, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. 'The Hunters' focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
The Past and future of !Kung ethnography : critical reflections and symbolic perspectives : essays in honour of Lorna Marshall by Megan Biesele ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and German and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
San FX10 ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection about the San consists of 80 English language documents, three of which are translations from the German (Kaufman, Lebzelter, and Werner). The time span ranges from prehistory, to the early San-European contact period (ca. 1650s-1850s), to the late twentieth century. Most of the documents deal with various !Kung San groups in Namibia, and Botswana (e.g., in the Dobe, Nyae Nyae, G/wi, and Heikum areas). There is also some data on the San of southern Angola and the Republic of South Africa. Major topics of note include kinship, infant behavior and child development, San-European contacts and cultural change, trade, and San knowledge about nature and man
N/um Tchai : the ceremonial dance of the!Kung Bushmen : a study guide by Lorna Marshall ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The!Kung of Nyae Nyae by Lorna Marshall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The medicine dance of the !Kung bushmen by Lorna Marshall ( )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kung bushmen hunting equipment by John Marshall ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1957 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce film montre en détail tout l'équipement de chasse des Ju'hoan et de la façon dont chaque pièce est fabriquée et utilisée, de la collecte des matières premières à la fabrication finale, y compris la préparation du poison des flèches. "!Kung Bushmen hunting equipment" a été filmé par John Marshall entre 1951 et 1953, il a été édité par Frank Galvin sous la direction de Lorna Marshall
A Kalahari Family Part 2: End of the Road ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
John Marshall is reunited with Toma's family in 1978. Like a majority of Ju/'hoansi, they have settled at Tjum!kui, an administrative post run by the South African government. They came looking for water, jobs and an easier life, but found poverty, malnutrition and violence. Desperate for a more stable existence, the family heads back to their traditional water hole, /Aotcha, with shovels, cattle, and plans to start farming
!Kung bushman bands by L Marshall ( )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bitter Melons !Kung San Series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This is a film about a small band of /Gwi San living in the arid landscape of the central Kalahari Desert in Africa. The hardships of their everyday survival are woven into the songs of a blind musician, Ukxone, who composes music on a hunting bow. His songs evoke the /Gwi landscape and its diverse wildlife; they depict the routine of their daily lives: gathering food, collecting water, hunting for animals, and sharing as a community.Bitter Melons, his favorite song, is about a woman who learned from her Bantu neighbors to plant melon seeds despite the agriculturalists protesting that wild melons taste bitter. Song, dance, landscape, and life are not so separated for the /Gwi San; their margins are fluid. !Gai, a member of the band, returns one day with a group of his relatives. Visitors and hosts enjoy the social occasion, as young boys play animal games (porcupine, hyena), and make their own traditional music on the bow (songs of animals, like giraffe and kudu). Men and boys dance the "ostrich courting dance." Finally, !Gai and his family depart with their other relatives into the tall grass of the veld to the sound of Ukxone's Bitter Melons
First film by John Marshall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
First Film was edited and narrated by Lorna Marshall and is comprised of footage shot in 1951 on the second Marshall family expedition to the Kalahari Desert. It is intimate in style, very carefully filmed, with a wealth of practical information about the material culture and structure of Ju/'hoan (!Kung Bushmen) hunter-gatherer society. The film allows viewers to see some of John Marshall's earliest film footage and provides an interesting comparison with the more sophisticated shooting found in his later work
The Meat Fight !Kung San Series by John Marshall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In the absence of hierarchies and institutionalized authority, leadership among the !Kung derives from talent and experience. It is exercised spontaneously and informally in the mediation of conflicts. In this film, an argument arises between two bands when an antelope killed by a hunter from one band is found and distributed by a man from another band. The film illustrates the role of the leaders in !Kung society and the ability of the !Kung to settle disputes without violence and without formal political organization
The!Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert by Lorna Marshall ( )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Fish is our life! ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This unusual documentary provides a fascinating profile of an important segment of the Japanese population rarely seen or studied in the West. It focuses on the small businessmen-proprietors who work the 1,100 family-owned businesses at Tsukiji Market, Tokyo's largest wholesale fish market
A Kalahari Family Part 1: A Far Country ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In 1951, the Marshall family set out to document the life of the Bushmen of the Kalahari. After a week of hard travel in desert-adapted vehicles, they met Toma Tsamkxao and his Ju/'hoan band in Nyae Nyae. In their own words, Toma's extended family describes how they survive by gathering bush foods and hunting game. Thus begins a relationship between the Ju/'hoansi and the Marshalls that will last over half a century
The kin terminology of the Kung bushmen by Lorna Marshall ( )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A Kalahari Family Part 3: Real Water ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ju/'hoan farming communities multiply during the 1980s only to face a new threat. The Department of Nature Conservation wants to create a game reserve on Ju/'hoan territory. People will be forbidden to raise livestock or crops. Instead, Ju/'hoansi will be encouraged to act like "Bushmen" and hunt for the amusement of tourists. Urgent grass roots organizing ensues as the people seek to control their traditional lands
Sharing, talking and giving relief of social tensions among!Kung bushmen by Lorna Marshall ( )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Marshall, Lorna 1898-2002
Marshall, Lorna J.
Marshall, Lorna J. 1898-2002
English (43)
German (1)