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A black civilization : a social study of an Australian tribe, by W. Lloyd Warner

Label
A black civilization : a social study of an Australian tribe
Title
A black civilization
Title remainder
a social study of an Australian tribe
Statement of responsibility
by W. Lloyd Warner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Field work 1926-29, north-eastern Arnhem Land (Murngin people); eight tribes which have similar organization - Yaernungo, Burera, Murngin, Barlamomo, Djinba, Ritarngo, Gandjinung and Dai; detailed exposition of various local institutions clan, moiety, phratry - their relation to social pattern; list of Murngin clans, meaning of names, locations; extended kinship systems, sub-section, relationship systems generally; age-grading, marital status, the functions of various rites de passage; economic and group and its relation to tribal ritual, division of labour; warfare - clan feuds, causes of war, kinds of battles, effects of war on social institutions and ritual, detailed history of a particular blood feud; notes on language, secret ceremonial, Pidgin from Malays; types of magic - black magic and the sorcerer, case histories of the sorcerer; image magic, singing magic, dreaming and magic healing, medicine man, ritual objects; types of medicine; sociological interpretation of magic; totemism - method of analysis, myth and associated rituals, the Wawilak constellation, the Djunkgao constellation; interpretation of Murngin totemism and of its ritual logics; mortuary rites, interpretation of death rituals; social change, diffusion of ceremonies; Malay influences on social and material culture; excavation of midden (Macassar Well), Tamarind pods eaten by natives; history of burial customs; shelters, body ornaments, use of vegetable fibre in fishing nets and decorations; human hair, opossum fur string; womens food bags, spirit bags, types of utensils, baskets; weapons - spearthrower, spear (4 types), clubs; canoes and tools for sailing (use of sails and paddles, anchors); tools used for gathering sea food - turtle harpoon, harpoon rope, fish nets, fish traps; other implements - digging stick, fire drills and fire (method of cooking, ovens), stone axe, food grinding stone, wells, construction of rude bridges; list of articles used in ceremonies with detailed description of each type; dreams, conception beliefs; personal names; sign language, anthropometry - gives stature of five geographical groups; myths - story of Mahkarolla, friend of Author; glossary of kin, native and technical terms
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1898-1970
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Warner, W. Lloyd
Dewey number
301.29/94/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DU397.5
LC item number
.W34 1969
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Kinship
  • Yolngu (Australian people)
  • Ethnology
  • Arnhem Land (N.T.)
  • Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Label
A black civilization : a social study of an Australian tribe, by W. Lloyd Warner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First edition 1958
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000012645762
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xvi, 516 p.
Lccn
78012484
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
(OCoLC)76544
Label
A black civilization : a social study of an Australian tribe, by W. Lloyd Warner
Publication
Note
First edition 1958
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000012645762
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xvi, 516 p.
Lccn
78012484
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
(OCoLC)76544

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