Chris Low and Neil Rusch (eds), Bushman Stories. Recorded by G.R. von Wielligh. Translated by Philip John. Collected volumes 1-4.(Cape Town, !Khwa ttu and Mantis Books, 2017)

Chris Low and Elisabeth Hsu (eds), Wind, Life, Health: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives (Oxford, Blackwell, 2008)

Chris Low, Khoisan Medicine in History and Practice , Research in Khoisan Studies Volume 20, (Köln, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2008)


Book chapters

Chris Low, ‘Mental Health and the Khoe-San’, in David Danto and Masood Zangeneh (eds), Indigenous Mental Health: A Global Perspective (Springer, forthcoming 2019)

 Chris Low, ‘Hunter-Gatherer Cosmologies’, in  Hilary Callan (ed),  The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology,  New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2018)


 Chris Low, “Human Physiology, San shamanic healing and the ‘Cognitive Revolution’ “, in C. Powers, H. Callan and M. Finnegan (eds)  Human Origins and Social Anthropology (Oxford, Berghahn Books, 2017), pp. 224-247.


Chris Low, ‘Locating /Xam beliefs and practices in a contemporary KhoeSan context’, in P. Skotnes (ed.) The Courage of //Kabbo: 100 years of Bushman Folklore (Cape Town, UCT Press, 2014), pp 349- 362.

Christopher H. Low, ‘Different Histories of Buchu: Euro-American appropriation of San and Khoekhoe knowledge of Buchu plants’, in Sarah Johnson (ed.) Indigenous Knowledge. ‘Themes in Environmental History’ reader series (Cambridge, The White Horse Press, 2012), pp. 247-274.

Chris Low, ‘Working with potency: the role of weather in KhoeSan healing’ in Barboza, Christina & Jankovic, Vladimir (eds.), Weather,local knowledge and everyday life: issues in integrated climate studies (Rio de Janeiro,  MAST, 2008), pp. 235-244.

Chris Low, ‘Gatherers of Knowledge: Namibian Khoisan healers and their world of possibilities’, in David Johnson (ed.), The Changing Landscape of Education in Africa: Quality, Equality and Democracy, Oxford Studies in Comparative Education (Symposium Books, 2008), pp. 161-181.

Chris Low, ‘Shamanism among San People’, in L. Hughes (ed.), The No Nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples (Oxford, 2003), pp. 118-119.


Chris Low, ‘ The role of the body in Kalahari San healing dances’, Hunter Gatherer Research 1.1: 29 -60.


Chris.Low, ‘KhoeSan ethnography, ‘new animism’ and the interpretation of Southern African rock art, South African Archaeological Bulletin, in press 2014.


Chris Low, ‘KhoeSan shamanistic relationships with snakes and rain’, Journal of Namibian Studies, 2012 (12): 71-96.


Chris Low, ‘Birds and KhoeSan: linking potency, spirit and healing with day-to-day life’, Africa  81 (2) (2011), 295-313.


Chris Low, ‘ Birds in the life of KhoeSan’, Alternation 16,2 (2009).

Chris Low, ‘Massage among the KhoeSan of Namibia’, in, In Touch, Newsletter, ‘The Official Voice of the Massage Therapy Association – South Africa’ (Oct. 2008), 5-7.


Chris Low and Elisabeth Hsu (eds.), ‘ Introduction, Wind, Life, Health: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives’, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  vol. 13, Special Issue (2007), S1-S17. 

Chris Low ‘Khoisan Wind: Hunting and Healing’, in Chris Low and Elisabeth Hsu (eds.) Wind, Life, Health: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute vol. 13, Special Issue (2007),  S71-S90.


Chris Low, ‘Finding and Foregrounding Massage in Khoisan Ethnography’,  Journal of Southern African Studies  33:4 (Dec. 2007), 783-799.


Chris Low, ‘Different Histories of Buchu: Euro-American appropriation of  San and Khoekhoe knowledge of buchu plants’ Environment and History 13:3 (August 2007), 333-361.

 Chris Low and Sian Sullivan, ‘Shades of the rainbow serpent? A KhoeSan animal between myth and landscape in southern Africa – ethnographic contextualisations of rock art representations’. In press 2013, arts,



Chris Low, book review of Megan Biesele and Robert K. Hitchcock (2011) ‘The Ju/’hoan San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence’. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, in Journal of Modern African Studies 50 (3) , 2012: 543-544.

 Chris Low, book review of Shane Moran (2009) ‘Representing Bushmen: South Africa and the Origins of Language’,  New York: University of Rochester Press, in Journal of Modern African Studies 50 2012(1), 165-167.

 Chris Low. Book review of R. Katz and M. Biesele (1997) ‘Healing Makes Our Hearts Happy’, in African Studies Review 45:3 (Dec. 2002), 74-75.

Chris Low. Book review of J. Suzman (2000) ‘Things from the Bush: a Contemporary History of Omaheke Bushmen’, in The Journal of African History 44:3 (2003), 546-547.