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Children of the desert, II : myths and dreams of the Aborigines of Central Australia / Geza Roheim ; edited by John Morton and Werner Muensterberger ; introduction by John Morton, preface by Werner Muensterberger
Bib ID 2044697
Format BookBook
Author
Roheim, Geza, 1891-1953
 
Description [Sydney] : Oceania Publications, University of Sydney, 1988 
xxx, 244 p. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 0731655427 (not printed in book)
Series

Oceania ethnographies ; 2.

Summary

Part 1; Analysis of dreams recounted by 6 Aranda, Pindupi and Kutaka/Luritja informants on various themes; magic assault (description of pointing the bone), homosexuality, sadism, polygamy, jealousy and reconciliation, Oedipus complex, sexual repression; Part 2; Collection of 129 tukurpu/altjira folk tales and myths from Luritja and Aranda sources; tales centre on the theme of growing-up - overcoming superhuman beings, monsters, demons and cannibals.

Notes

Vol. 2 of: Children of the desert : the western tribes of Central Australia.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 215-218.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Folklore.  |  Luritja / Loritja language (C7.1) (NT SG52-04)  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Gender relations - Polygamy.  |  Luritja / Loritja people (C7.1) (NT SG52-04)  |  Homosexuality.  |  Adolescence - Puberty.  |  Pintupi people (C10) (NT SF52-11)  |  Stories and motifs - Devils, monsters, evil spirits, hairy men, bunyips.  |  Children.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Psychology and psychiatry.  |  Psychology - Dreams and symbolism.  |  South Central Northern Territory (NT)
Other authors/contributors Morton, John  |  Muensterberger, Werner, 1913-
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