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The Resource A world of relationships : itineraries, dreams, and events in the Australian Western Desert, Sylvie Poirier

A world of relationships : itineraries, dreams, and events in the Australian Western Desert, Sylvie Poirier

Label
A world of relationships : itineraries, dreams, and events in the Australian Western Desert
Title
A world of relationships
Title remainder
itineraries, dreams, and events in the Australian Western Desert
Statement of responsibility
Sylvie Poirier
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Examination of the negotiation of change and permanency in the socialites of the Kukatja and Walmatjari peoples of the Western Desert; role of dreams; relations to land - nomadism; history of cultural contact at Balgo - association with the mission and contemporary religion,; outstation movement - Yagga Yagga; art movement; meaning and expression of Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) - relation to time, ancestral beings, politics of knowledge, places; mythology - Wati Kutjarra (Two Men), Marlu (Kangaroo), Luurn (Kingfisher) and Tingarri Law, Kanaputa (Magical Women), Warnayarra (Rainbow Serpent), Tjilkamarta (Echidna), Karnti (Yam), Karlaya (Emu and dingo); Cowboy ethos and mythology; change in the Tjukurrpa (Yagga Yagga segment) - contest over land; relationship to land - language, local group, claims of relation, kinship (subsection) system - kirda / kurdungurlu relationship; relation of dreams to the Dreaming, sorcery / magic, knowledge, death and conception; types of spirit beings; social context of dream narratives; learning and socialisation; role of oral tradition - narrative stories; dynamics of the mytho-ritual sphere - women's ritual; initiation ceremonies; movement and circulation of ritual - travelling cults (Tjulurru, Tjarada, Walawalarra); world view and being-in-the-world - place of imagination, history, nature and culture, the state and citizenship, encountering social dominance, multiculturalism and the modern / post-modern subject - death and mourning
Cataloging source
WMDU
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1953-
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Poirier, Sylvie
Dewey number
305.8991509415
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anthropological horizons
Series volume
28
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  • Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology)
  • Dreams
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Ethnology
  • Western Desert (W.A.)
Label
A world of relationships : itineraries, dreams, and events in the Australian Western Desert, Sylvie Poirier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-289) and index
Contents
A place like Balgo: a story of accommodation, resistance, and misunderstandings -- Ancestrality: sentient places and social spaces -- Sociality, mobility and composite identity -- Ways of being, relating and knowing -- The social setting of dreams and dreaming -- Ritual vitality and mobility -- Conclusion: Ancestrality, imaginary and historicity
Control code
000027003095
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 303 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802084149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
A world of relationships : itineraries, dreams, and events in the Australian Western Desert, Sylvie Poirier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-289) and index
Contents
A place like Balgo: a story of accommodation, resistance, and misunderstandings -- Ancestrality: sentient places and social spaces -- Sociality, mobility and composite identity -- Ways of being, relating and knowing -- The social setting of dreams and dreaming -- Ritual vitality and mobility -- Conclusion: Ancestrality, imaginary and historicity
Control code
000027003095
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 303 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802084149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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