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The Resource Skin, kin and clan : the dynamics of social categories in indigenous Australia, edited by Patrick McConvell, Piers Kelly and Sébastien Lacrampe

Skin, kin and clan : the dynamics of social categories in indigenous Australia, edited by Patrick McConvell, Piers Kelly and Sébastien Lacrampe

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Skin, kin and clan : the dynamics of social categories in indigenous Australia
Title
Skin, kin and clan
Title remainder
the dynamics of social categories in indigenous Australia
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edited by Patrick McConvell, Piers Kelly and Sébastien Lacrampe
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Language
eng
Summary
Australia is unique in the world for its diverse and interlocking systems of Indigenous social organisation. On no other continent do we see such an array of complex and contrasting social arrangements, coordinated through a principle of ?universal kinship? whereby two strangers meeting for the first time can recognise one another as kin. For some time, Australian kinship studies suffered from poor theorisation and insufficient aggregation of data. The large-scale AustKin project sought to redress these problems through the careful compilation of kinship information. Arising from the project, this book presents recent original research by a range of authors in the field on the kinship and social category systems in Australia. A number of the contributions focus on reconstructing how these systems originated and developed over time. Others are concerned with the relationship between kinship and land, the semantics of kin terms and the dynamics of kin interactions
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BVISBN
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306.850899915
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Skin, kin and clan : the dynamics of social categories in indigenous Australia, edited by Patrick McConvell, Piers Kelly and Sébastien Lacrampe
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Revisiting Aboriginal Social Organisation / Patrick McConvell -- Evolving Perspectives on Aboriginal Social Organisation: From Mutual Misrecognition to the Kinship Renaissance / Piers Kelly and Patrick McConvell -- Part I: People and Place. Systems in Geography or Geography of Systems? Attempts to Represent Spatial Distributions of Australian Social Organisation / Laurent Dousset -- The Sources of Confusion over Social and Territorial Organisation in Western Victoria / Raymond Madden -- Disputation, Kinship and Land Tenure in Western Arnhem Land / Mark Harvey -- Part II: Social Categories and Their History. Moiety Names in South-Eastern Australia: Distribution and Reconstructed History / Harold Koch, Luise Hercus and Piers Kelly -- Patriclan Subsets of the Ashburton River District in Western Australia / Peter Sutton -- The Birds and the Bees: The Origins of Sections in Queensland / Patrick McConvell -- Generic Terms for Subsections (?Skins?) in Australia: Sources and Semantic Networks / Patrick McConvell and Maïa Ponsonnet -- The Development of Arandic Subsection Names in Time and Space / Harold Koch -- Part III: Kinship Systems. Close?Distant: An Essential Dichotomy in Australian Kinship / Tony Jefferies -- Asymmetrical Distinctions in Waanyi Kinship Terminology / Mary Laughren -- Genesis of the Trinity: The Convergent Evolution of Trirelational Kinterms / Joe Blythe
Control code
000062174755
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 483 pages
Isbn
9781760461638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1035939908
Label
Skin, kin and clan : the dynamics of social categories in indigenous Australia, edited by Patrick McConvell, Piers Kelly and Sébastien Lacrampe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Revisiting Aboriginal Social Organisation / Patrick McConvell -- Evolving Perspectives on Aboriginal Social Organisation: From Mutual Misrecognition to the Kinship Renaissance / Piers Kelly and Patrick McConvell -- Part I: People and Place. Systems in Geography or Geography of Systems? Attempts to Represent Spatial Distributions of Australian Social Organisation / Laurent Dousset -- The Sources of Confusion over Social and Territorial Organisation in Western Victoria / Raymond Madden -- Disputation, Kinship and Land Tenure in Western Arnhem Land / Mark Harvey -- Part II: Social Categories and Their History. Moiety Names in South-Eastern Australia: Distribution and Reconstructed History / Harold Koch, Luise Hercus and Piers Kelly -- Patriclan Subsets of the Ashburton River District in Western Australia / Peter Sutton -- The Birds and the Bees: The Origins of Sections in Queensland / Patrick McConvell -- Generic Terms for Subsections (?Skins?) in Australia: Sources and Semantic Networks / Patrick McConvell and Maïa Ponsonnet -- The Development of Arandic Subsection Names in Time and Space / Harold Koch -- Part III: Kinship Systems. Close?Distant: An Essential Dichotomy in Australian Kinship / Tony Jefferies -- Asymmetrical Distinctions in Waanyi Kinship Terminology / Mary Laughren -- Genesis of the Trinity: The Convergent Evolution of Trirelational Kinterms / Joe Blythe
Control code
000062174755
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 483 pages
Isbn
9781760461638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1035939908

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