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An appreciation of difference : WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia / edited by Melinda Hinkson and Jeremy Beckett
Bib ID 4439076
Format BookBook
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Description Canberra, A.C.T. : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2008 
xviii, 293 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780855756604

"WEH Stanner was a public intellectual whose work reached beyond the walls of the academy, and he remains a highly significant figure in Aboriginal affairs and Australian anthropology. Educated by Radcliffe-Brown in Sydney and Malinowski in London, he undertook anthropological work in Australia, Africa and the Pacific. Stanner contributed much to public understandings of the Dreaming and the significance of Aboriginal religion. His 1968 broadcast lectures, After the Dreaming, continue to be among the most widely quoted works in the field of Aboriginal studies. He also produced some exceptionally evocative biographical portraits of Aboriginal people. Stanners writings on post-colonial development and assimilation policy urged an appreciation of Indigenous peoples distinctive world views and aspirations"--Provided by publisher.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: 'Going more than half way to meet them': On the life and 1
  • legacy of WEH Stanner Jeremy Beckett and Melinda Hinkson
  • Part 1. Diverse Fields
  • 1.'A chance to be of some use to my country': Stanner 27
  • during World War II Geoffrey Gray
  • 2. Stanner and Makerere: On the 'insuperable' challenges 44
  • of practical anthropology in post-war East Africa
  • Melinda Hinkson
  • 3. WEH Stanner and the foundation of the Australian Institute 58
  • for Aboriginal Studies, 1959-1964 John Mulvaney

Includes index.

Includes bibliographic references and index.

Subjects Stanner, W. E. H. (William Edward Hanley), 1905-1981.  |  Anthropologists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.  |  Land rights - Claims, disputes, hearings.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation.  |  History - Theory and criticism.  |  Land rights - Ownership.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Ecology.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Anthropology - Theory and criticism.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Environment - Land management.  |  Government policy - Self determination.  |  Maringarr / Gidjingali people (N102) (NT SD52-11)  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Music - Vocal - Clan songs.  |  Religion - Dreaming.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  History - Biographies - Non-Indigenous.  |  Culture - Relationship to place.  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Africa.  |  Wadeye / Port Keats (Daly River NT Top End SD52-11)
Other authors/contributors Hinkson, Melinda  |  Beckett, Jeremy, 1931-
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