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Familiar forms: homologues, culture and gender in northern Australia, Veronica Strang

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Familiar forms: homologues, culture and gender in northern Australia
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Familiar forms: homologues, culture and gender in northern Australia
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Veronica Strang
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eng
Summary
Examines the relationship between physical embodiment and categories of gender in the Kowanyama community (Kunjen people); cognition and categories; discussion of the mythological, social, spatial and functional relationships of material culture; creation myths and gender - Nighthawk (boomerang, magic, death, cotton tree), Ghost ancestor (womera, old women), axe (tomahawk, magic, snake, swamp), Two Girls (date and cabbage tree, water holes, conception sites); ancestral actions and landscape; male and female ritual domains; exchange; making of string (dilly) bags and the boomerang; role of objects and gender in performance; criticism of Sharp's analysis of the use of steel axes among the Yir Yoront
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Strang, Veronica
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Sharp, Lauriston
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Familiar forms: homologues, culture and gender in northern Australia, Veronica Strang
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Bibliography note
Bibliography: p.93-95
Extent
p. [75]-95
Label
Familiar forms: homologues, culture and gender in northern Australia, Veronica Strang
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p.93-95
Extent
p. [75]-95

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