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Yuendumu everyday : intimacy, immediacy and mobility in a remote Aboriginal settlement / Yasmine Musharbash
Bib ID 4408927
Format BookBook
Author
Musharbash, Yasmine
 
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Description Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2008 
xii, 199 p. : ill., 1 map ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 9780855756611
Summary

"Yuendumu Everyday explores intimacy, immediacy and mobility as the core principles underpinning contemporary everyday life in a central Australian Aboriginal settlement. It analyses an everyday shaped through the interplay between a not so distant hunter gatherer past and the realities of living in a first-world nationstate by considering such apparently mundane matters as: What is a camp? How does that relate to houses? Who sleeps where, and next to whom? Why does this constantly change? What and where are the public/private boundaries? And most importantly: How do Indigenous people in praxis relate to each other? Employing a refreshingly readable writing style, Musharbash includes rich vignettes, including narrative portraits of five Warlpiri women. Musharbashs descriptions and analyses of their actions and the situations they find themselves in transcend the general and illuminate the personal. She invites readers to ponder the questions raised by the book, not just at an abstract level, but as they relate to peoples' actual lives. In doing so, it expands our understandings of Indigenous Australia."--Provided by publisher.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: 1 Everyday life in a remote Aboriginal settlement 1
  • 2 Camps, houses and ngurra 26
  • 3 Transforming jilimi 46
  • 4 In the jilimi: mobility 59
  • 5 In the jilimi: immediacy 77
  • 6 In the jilimi: intimacy 95
  • 7 Intimacy, mobility and immediacy during the day 112
  • 8 Tamsin's fantasy 139
  • Conclusion 150.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Incudes bibliographical references: p. 183-193 and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Yuendumu.  |  Warlpiri (Australian people) -- Northern Territory -- Yuendumu.  |  Warlpiri (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Daily life.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Demography - Population mobility.  |  Social organisation - Relationships.  |  Habitation - Camps.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Food - Sociocultural aspects - Sharing.  |  History - Genealogy and family history.  |  Daily life - Domestic - Sleeping.  |  Warlpiri language C15.  |  Yuendumu (N.T.) -- Social life and customs.  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)
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