The Resource Women and their life in Central Australia / : y G. Roheim

Women and their life in Central Australia / : y G. Roheim

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Women and their life in Central Australia / : y G. Roheim
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Women and their life in Central Australia /
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y G. Roheim
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Summary
Field work 1929 on life of women of Finke Aranda & Luritja tribes near Haast Bluff; types of food, food to be shared, mimicry (Munjeri); fights during childhood (Ngatatara), description of ltata dance, importance of these to women - fight through jealousy - women carry wounded; opossum dance, windbreak made by women (Luritja); songs of women type of dances women attend; ceremonial licence; all taboos disregarded in Arunta tribe (Spencer & Gillen), ceremonial prostitution; Eastern Aranda originators of dance ltata, passed to western tribes; body decorations; translation of love charm sung by women (Strehlow); singing the bones with pointing bone, fire stick used for love magic; dramatization of myth, exchange of women; translation of songs in Luritja; Matuntara, Aranda, Ngali & Ilpirra language sung only by women; onanism - lightning shell used as pubic covering, mythical association with lightning; dance of men enacting withchetty emerging - dream songs interpreted (Ngali); love incantation (Aranda), songs (Matuntara, Ngatatara); puberty - role of man towards promised wife (eastern Aranda); magic used for breast enlargement described (Strehlow), ceremony & song for Luritja; menstruation - some facts & myths Yumi & Pindupi; Pitchentara mothers part in ceremony (Aranda & Ilpirra); Luritja women not secluded, use of head ring; association with pregnancy known - ceremonial intercourse after introcision (Arunta, Aranda, Luritja); Pindupi, Pitchentara, Matuntara have no such ritual; myths, psychological interpretations; homosexuality; marriage ceremony (Strehlow), camp life, position for sleeping (Ngatatara); Nambuchi & Aranda custom; psychology of conception, dreams (Mularatara, Pitchentara, Aranda, Ngatatara); pregnancy - rules & taboos, part played by other women, husbands part, care of baby; polygamy, jealousy, women fight; healing technique & magic incantation; dream analysis
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AIAS
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1891-1953
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Róheim, Géza
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  • Strehlow, C.
  • Spencer, Baldwin
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Women and their life in Central Australia / : y G. Roheim
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M0051077
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Donation - Tom Austen Brown collection
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0073232
Label
Women and their life in Central Australia / : y G. Roheim
Production
Control code
M0051077
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation - Tom Austen Brown collection
System control number
0073232

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