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Going the Whiteman's way : kinship and marriage among Australian Aborigines / David McKnight
Bib ID 3234378
Format BookBook
Author
McKnight, David, 1935-2006
 
Description Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004 
xxxi, 252 p. : maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0754642380
Series

Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

Summary

"This intellectual tour de force combines dense ethnography about Australian kinship and marriage - the heart of their world - with major anthropological debate about theories of kinship. It thereby provides a unique and important contribution to kinship studies." "McKnight shows how young Aborigines became increasingly determined to marry according to their own inclinations, defying the authority of the elders, who accused them of 'going the Whiteman's Way'."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. [237]-246.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Kinship.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Marriage customs and rites.  |  Lardil people (G38) (Qld SE54-01)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage - Wrong marriage.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems - Sections and subsections.  |  Social behaviour - Social control.  |  Social behaviour - Roles.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Avoidance relationships.  |  Kayardild / Kaiadilt people (G35) (Qld SE54-06)  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems.  |  Social organisation - Relationships.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Kinship terms.  |  Social organisation - Relationships - Joking.  |  Gender relations - Marriage.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Mornington Island (Qld Gulf Wellesley Islands SE54-01)

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