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Native title in Australia : an ethnographic perspective / Peter Sutton
Bib ID 1036422
Format BookBook
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Sutton, Peter, 1946-
 
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Description Cambridge ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2003 
xx, 279 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521812585
0521011906
Summary

Native title continues to be one of the most controversial political, legal and indeed moral issues in contemporary Australia. Ever since the High Court's Mabo decision of 1992, the attempt to understand and adapt native title to different contexts and claims has been an ongoing concern for that broad range of people involved with claims. In this book, Peter Sutton sets out fundamental anthropological issues to do with customary rights, kinship, identity, spirituality and so on that are highly relevant for lawyers and others working on title claims. Sutton offers a critical discussion of anthropological findings in the field of Aboriginal traditional interests in land and waters, focusing on the kinds of customary rights that are 'held' in Aboriginal 'countries', the types of groups whose members have been found to enjoy those rights, and how such groups have fared over the last 200 years of Australian history.

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  • Machine derived contents note: 1. Kinds of Rights in Country
  • 2. Local Organisation before the Land Claims Era
  • 3. Aboriginal Country Groups
  • 4. Atomism versus Collectivism
  • 5. Underlying and Proximate Customary Titles
  • 6. The System Question
  • 7. Kinship, Filiation and Aboriginal Land Tenure
  • 8. Families of Polity.
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-273) and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Australia.  |  Native title (Australia)  |  Customary law -- Australia.  |  Social organisation.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Native title - Claims.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Jawoyn people (N57) (NT SD53-09)  |  Native title - Coexistence.  |  Land rights - Ownership.  |  Australia -- Race relations.  |  Australia -- Social policy.  |  Australia -- Politics and government.  |  Aboriginal customary law  |  Aboriginal communities  |  Aboriginal land rights  |  Cultural anthropology  |  Native title  |  Torres Strait Islanders  |  History

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