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Aboriginal sorcery and healing, and the alchemy of Aboriginal policy making, David F. Martin

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Aboriginal sorcery and healing, and the alchemy of Aboriginal policy making
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Aboriginal sorcery and healing, and the alchemy of Aboriginal policy making
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David F. Martin
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eng
Summary
Discusses the role of magic, sorcery and healing in the Aurukun community, Cape York, Qld; background to the world view structuring every day life in Aurukun - Wik cosmology; male power and initiation - health, vitality, potency; association of luck with psychological states; consequences of the decline in initiation - role of the Australian Army Reserve; healing - making of a healer / doctor; sorcery and the anti-social act; retribution, retaliation and the person; sorcery practice; attribution of sorcery and the recognition of sorcery; nature of hunter-gatherer economy as moral economy - pre-eminence of circulation and consumption over production; non-concept of work - procurement of pre-existing resources without production; alchemical thinking in contemporary policy debated - application of market mechanisms to Aboriginal as alchemical thought
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Martin, David F
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non fiction
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Aboriginal sorcery and healing, and the alchemy of Aboriginal policy making, David F. Martin
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Bibliography: p. 119-128
Extent
p. 75-128
Label
Aboriginal sorcery and healing, and the alchemy of Aboriginal policy making, David F. Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 119-128
Extent
p. 75-128

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