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The Resource Arguments about Aborigines : Australia and the evolution of social anthropology, L.R. Hiatt

Arguments about Aborigines : Australia and the evolution of social anthropology, L.R. Hiatt

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Arguments about Aborigines : Australia and the evolution of social anthropology
Title
Arguments about Aborigines
Title remainder
Australia and the evolution of social anthropology
Statement of responsibility
L.R. Hiatt
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Subject
Summary
The history of Aboriginal anthropology examined through debates about aspects of traditional culture; cultural and political background to the development of anthropology; models of Aboriginal land ownership - definition of clan and horde; effects of land claims and native title recognition; kinship and marriage systems - problem of group marriage; definition of the family; marriage relations; the place of women - bestowal; role of womens ritual - love magic; sexuality and gender; theories of social evolution and control; political organisation - autonomy and hierarchy; high gods (Baiame, Wonjina, rainbow serpent) - totemism and cosmology; conception beliefs; incest taboo - mother-in-law avoidance and sister antagonism; interpretation of ritual (the Kulama of the Tiwi); initiation
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1931-2008
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Hiatt, L. R.
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Anthropology
Target audience
adult
Label
Arguments about Aborigines : Australia and the evolution of social anthropology, L.R. Hiatt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine derived contents note: 1. Prologue -- 2. Real estates and phantom hordes -- 3. Group marriage -- 4. The woman question -- 5. People without politics -- 6. High Gods -- 7. Conception and misconception -- 8. Dangerous mothers-in-law and disfigured sisters -- 9. Initiation: the case of the cheeky yam -- 10. Epilogue
Control code
M0015090
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 225 p.
Isbn
9780521566193
Other physical details
ill., map, ports
Stock number
11051b ; 11130b ; 11131b
System control number
0012943
Label
Arguments about Aborigines : Australia and the evolution of social anthropology, L.R. Hiatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine derived contents note: 1. Prologue -- 2. Real estates and phantom hordes -- 3. Group marriage -- 4. The woman question -- 5. People without politics -- 6. High Gods -- 7. Conception and misconception -- 8. Dangerous mothers-in-law and disfigured sisters -- 9. Initiation: the case of the cheeky yam -- 10. Epilogue
Control code
M0015090
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 225 p.
Isbn
9780521566193
Other physical details
ill., map, ports
Stock number
11051b ; 11130b ; 11131b
System control number
0012943

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