The Resource Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land, by Donald F. Thomson

Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land, by Donald F. Thomson

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Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land
Title
Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land
Statement of responsibility
by Donald F. Thomson
Creator
Subject
Summary
Basic structure & organization of N.E. Arnhem Land, shows how the impact upon the Aborigines of culture from Indonesia stimulated an exchange cycle so that goods were passed for inland from the coast; Ownership of land, economic structure and organization of work; Important influence of contrasting seasons on food supply, movements & occupations; Conception of wealth, the giving of presents and the idea of payment; Effect of Macassan voyagers on economic & sacred life; Detailed account of system surrounding the exchange of gifts and sharing of food; kin relationships; Types of goods exchanged, spear heads from Njillipidji quarry
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1901-1970
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Donald F.
Dewey number
  • 306.30899915094295
  • 994.2950049915
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic anthropology
  • Ceremonial exchange
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
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Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land, by Donald F. Thomson
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Publication
Note
  • "This monographs was awarded the Harbison-Higinbotham Prize for 1949 by the University of Melbourne."
  • "The expeditions ... on which this work was carried out, were undertaken in 1935-6-7, under commission by the Commonwealth Government and in 1941-2-3, while on war service, ... . During this period the writer lived for more than four years with the people of Arnhem Land."--Half t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Social organisation, ownership of land, economic structure and the organisation of work -- Conception of wealth, the giving of presents and the idea of "payment" -- Craft specialisation -- The ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land -- Influence of Indonesian culture on the idea of wealth and the ceremonial exchange cycle
Control code
M0052849
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
106 p., [9] p. of plates
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill., 2 folded maps
System control number
0075791
Label
Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land, by Donald F. Thomson
Publication
Note
  • "This monographs was awarded the Harbison-Higinbotham Prize for 1949 by the University of Melbourne."
  • "The expeditions ... on which this work was carried out, were undertaken in 1935-6-7, under commission by the Commonwealth Government and in 1941-2-3, while on war service, ... . During this period the writer lived for more than four years with the people of Arnhem Land."--Half t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Social organisation, ownership of land, economic structure and the organisation of work -- Conception of wealth, the giving of presents and the idea of "payment" -- Craft specialisation -- The ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land -- Influence of Indonesian culture on the idea of wealth and the ceremonial exchange cycle
Control code
M0052849
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
106 p., [9] p. of plates
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill., 2 folded maps
System control number
0075791

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