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Miwuyt marriage : the cultural anthropology of affinity in northeast Arnhem Land / Warren Shapiro
Bib ID 1557192
Format BookBook
Author
Shapiro, Warren
 
Description Philadelphia : Institute for the Study of Human Issues, c1981 
xi, 173 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0897270215
Summary

Detailed analysis of Murngin kinship structures based on fieldwork primarily at Elcho Island and also at Milingimbi, Yirrkala and associated bush camps; confronts descent theory and alliance theory with northeast Arnhem Land data and suggests that Murngin materials better ordered by appealing to a notion of endogamous kindreds than to one of exogamous descent groups and their inter-connections; Murngin kinship has more in common with other Aboriginal social orders than with Kachin and other asymmetric alliance systems of southeast Asia.

Full contents Includes index. 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 158-168.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Djinang / Dyinang people (N94.1) (NT SD53-02)  |  Habitation - Camps.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Kinship terms.  |  Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Social life and customs.  |  South East Asia (SE Asia)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land SD53-02)  |  Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Elcho Island (East Arnhem Land NT SC53-15, SD53-03)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)

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