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The family among the Australian Aborigines : a sociological study / B. Malinowski ; introduction by J.A. Barnes
Bib ID 2175114
Format BookBook
Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942
Description New York : Schocken Books, c1963 
xxx, 322 p. ; 21 cm. 

First published 1913; Description of the different forms of the Australian family organization; Methods of obtaining wives - Kurnai, Gourditch-mara, Youin, Bangerang, Wotjobaluk, Parkengee, Euahlayi, Wiradjuri, Dieri, Arunta, Warramunga, Binbinga, Anula, Mara, Tjinjilli, Gnanji, Kuinmurbura, Wakelbura [and other places throughout Australia]; Husband and wife relationships - diversity of previous statements and contradictions; Sexual aspects of marriage, punishment for infidelity, discussion on the pirrauru relationship of the Dieri, jealousy; Review of statements made on local groups, property rights, camp arrangements, relationship of the family unit to the tribal and territorial organization; Kinship, conception beliefs, collective ideas which define parental kinship; Examples of kinship ideas suggested by folklore (Central and north Central Aust.); Parental control and childhood, infanticide, life of initiates; Economic life, sexual division of labour, sociological features; Brings together and discusses statements by other authors on foregoing subjects.


Includes index.

Includes bibliography.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Families -- History.  |  Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi people (D23) (NSW SH55-12)  |  Larrakia / Laragiya / Gulumirrgin people (N21) (NT SD52-04)  |  Watjanti people (W13) (WA SG50-13)  |  Wergaia / Wotjobaluk people (S17) (Vic SI54-15)  |  Barindji people (D12) (NSW SI54-04)  |  Gurdanji / Kurdanji / Gudanji people (C26) (NT SE53-07)  |  Yanyuwa / Yanuwa people (N153) (NT SE53-04)  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili people (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Kurnai / Gunai people (S68) (Vic SJ55)  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej people (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  Narangga / Narrunga people (L1) (SA SI53-12)  |  Bangerang people (S40) (Vic SJ55-02)  |  Binbinga people (N138) (NT SE53-03)  |  Gumbaynggir / Gumbainggirr people (E7) (NSW SH56-11)  |  Yagalingu people (E43) (Qld SF55-14)  |  Jagara / Yuggera people (E23) (Qld SG56-14)  |  Reproduction - Conception.  |  Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi / Gabi Gabi people (E29) (Qld SG56-06)  |  Gender relations - Division of labour.  |  Darumbal people (E46) (Qld SF56-13)  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Arabana / Arabunna people (L13) (SA SH53-03)  |  Yuin people (S67) (NSW SI56-13)  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07)  |  Yuwaalaraay / Euahlayi / Yuwaaliyaay people (D27) (NSW SH55-07)  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems.  |  Demography - Family and household characteristics.  |  Gunditjmara / Gurndidy / Dhaurwurd-Wurrung people (S20) (Vic SJ54-11)  |  Mirning people (A9) (WA SH52-14)  |  Ngarrindjeri / Narrinjeri people (S69) (SA SI54-13)  |  Sex relations - Extramarital.  |  Children.  |  Mara / Marra people (N112) (NT SD53-11)  |  Warumungu people (C18) (NT SE53-10)  |  Paakantyi / Paakantji / Barkindji people (D12) (NSW SI54-03)  |  Waka Waka / Wakka Wakka people (E28) (Qld SG56-10)  |  Family.  |  Southwest New South Wales (SW NSW SI54, SI55)  |  North West Victoria (NW Vic SI55)  |  South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)  |  Western Australia - Central Australia (WA SE52, SF52, SG52)  |  Western Victoria (W Vic)  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.  |  South West Queensland (SW Qld SG54, SG55, SH54, SH55)  |  South Australia - West (SA SH53, SI53)  |  Northern New South Wales (N NSW SH55, SH56)  |  South East Queensland (SE Qld SG56, SH56)  |  East Queensland (E Qld SF55, SF56)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)


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