Traditional aboriginal society
This book of readings has been compiled by Bill Edwards with two consistent themes: to provide a cross-section of articles covering the main themes related to the study of human societies; and to make accessible for students enduring articles that may be otherwise hard to find, and which contain a good proportion of descriptive material as well as raising analytical issues. The chapters cover the main themes related to the study of traditional Aboriginal society: systems of etiquette, art, economic life, kinship and marriage, politics and leadership, law, religion, and social change.
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The Art of Northern Australia
Resource Use and Land Ownership among
Australian Aborigines in a Rich Environment
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Aboriginal Australia Aboriginal Land Aboriginal religion Aboriginal society Aboriginal Studies activities affiliation Ancestral Anthropology Arnhem Land Australian Aboriginal Australian Institute authority band behaviour Bell Berndt boss camp Canberra Cape York Peninsula Central Australia clan coastal concept context cosmos culture dance descent dialect Dreaming dreamtime economic Elkin European exploitation father fieldwork Gibson Desert groups Gunwinggu Hiatt human hunter-gatherers important individuals initiation Institute of Aboriginal kilocalories kinship system knowledge Kuku-Yalanji Lakefield National Park Land Claim Land Rights living male Mardujarra marriage means Meggitt men's mother native title Northern Territory Oceania organization ownership paintings particular patrilineal person Pintupi Pitjantjatjara political production Queensland Radcliffe-Brown referred region relations relationships religious responsibility ritual River role seasonal social South Australia Stanner status Strehlow structure subsistence Sydney totemic tribe University Western Australia Western Desert Wiradjuri women Yarralin yawulyu Yir-Yoront Yolngu