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The Resource Uncommon ground : cultural landscapes and environmental values, Veronica Strang

Uncommon ground : cultural landscapes and environmental values, Veronica Strang

Label
Uncommon ground : cultural landscapes and environmental values
Title
Uncommon ground
Title remainder
cultural landscapes and environmental values
Statement of responsibility
Veronica Strang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examination of the cultural construction of relationships to land in Aboriginal and pastoral communities of western Cape York; contact history- explorers, mining, cattle industry, missions, station life; contemporary social relations in Cape York - effects of colonisation and perceptions of history; pre-contact and contemporary Aboriginal land use - inter-relation of traditional and contemporary economies, land management; relationship to land; the cattle industry - structure and management of cattle stations; concept of nature in the pastoral cultural; organisation of social space in Aboriginal community (Kowanyama) and cattle stations - construction of identity; phenomenological basis of sociality and the symbolic value of objects and land; differential uses of technology - types of education and knowledge valued; modes of reading the landscape - Aboriginal and pastoralist mapping ; cosmology - stories and mythology related to land (Emu and Brolga story); spirituality and ritual; influence of Christian and scientific world-views
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Strang, Veronica
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF801
LC item number
.S77 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Explorations in anthropology
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  • Human ecology
  • Landscape assessment
Label
Uncommon ground : cultural landscapes and environmental values, Veronica Strang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 292-297
Contents
1. Strangers from the Sea: The Invasion of the Peninsula -- 2. Voyages of Discovery: The Colonisation of the Peninsula -- 3. A Present from the Past -- 4. Living on the Land: Aboriginal Culture, Economics and Land Use -- 5. Living off the Land: Taking Stock of the Cattle Industry -- 6. Social Space and Social Place: Socio-Spatial Organisation on the Land -- 7. Learning Values: Education in the Gulf Country -- 8. In the Eye of the Beholder: Readings of the Country --9. Mapping the Country: Representations of the Landscape -- 10. Antipodean Worlds: Cosmology, Law and Environmental Values
Control code
97202745
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 309 p.
Isbn
9781859739464
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97202745
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Uncommon ground : cultural landscapes and environmental values, Veronica Strang
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 292-297
Contents
1. Strangers from the Sea: The Invasion of the Peninsula -- 2. Voyages of Discovery: The Colonisation of the Peninsula -- 3. A Present from the Past -- 4. Living on the Land: Aboriginal Culture, Economics and Land Use -- 5. Living off the Land: Taking Stock of the Cattle Industry -- 6. Social Space and Social Place: Socio-Spatial Organisation on the Land -- 7. Learning Values: Education in the Gulf Country -- 8. In the Eye of the Beholder: Readings of the Country --9. Mapping the Country: Representations of the Landscape -- 10. Antipodean Worlds: Cosmology, Law and Environmental Values
Control code
97202745
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 309 p.
Isbn
9781859739464
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97202745
Other physical details
ill., maps

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