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Oceania : the native cultures of Australia and the Pacific Islands / Douglas L. Oliver ; illustrations by Lois Johnson
Bib ID 2055431
Format BookBook
Author
Oliver, Douglas L
 
Description Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, c1989 
2 v. (xii, 1275 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0824810198 (alkaline paper) (set)
Summary

Social life and customs; Part one, hunting and food gathering; social relations; habitation; dwellings; boats; canoes; warfare; killing; weapons; exchange; barter; trade routes; trade ceremonies; corroborees; relationships reproduction; life cycle; Part two, Murngin of northeast Arnhem Land, myths; kinship system; households; communities; patriclans, matriclans; Yirrkalla [sic] clan designs; kin classification.

Notes

Includes indexes.

Bibliography: v. 2, p. 1201-1260.

Subjects Ethnology -- Oceania.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Trade and exchange - Trade routes.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Reproduction.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems - Patrilineal systems.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Gathering.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Hunting.  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Technology.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Weapons.  |  Oceania -- Social life and customs.  |  Pacific Islands.  |  Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)

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