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Keeping company : an inter-cultural conversation
Bib ID 977935
Format BookBook
Author
Franks, Christine
 
Description Wollongong, N.S.W. : Centre for Indigenous Development Education and Research, University of Wollongong, c1996 
159 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0864183747
Summary

Aims to inform people how to work co-operatively with each other cross-culturally, particularly in the health area; Part 1 is seven paintings on the themes: Reconciliaiton, Working Together, Companionship, Harmony, Mixed Ways, Strong Partnerships, Treavelling to Share Knowledge, with explanations; Part 2 contains a painting about kinship and an explanation by teachers on kinship relations, grandfather, father, son, uncle, grandmother, mother, dughter, grand-daughter, aunt; how the kinship network is kept intact; avoidance concepts; kinship networks for Warlpiri, Arrernte, Ngaatjatarra/Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjantjatjara; skin names; birthing protocols; Part 3 overviews contemporary Aboriginal concepts: time, place, friendship, avoidance relationships, use of ochre, role of the Ngangkari (healer); contemporary Aboriginal protocols; early days; growing up; adulthood; old age; death / passing away; hair; sign language; protocols for others: birth child rearing practice; old age; mourning - sorry; Aboriginal expectation during sorry; negotiation during sorry - an example; traditional punishment; treatment arising from ceremonial activity; adaptation and maladaptation; misue of traditional life - cultural breakdown; alcohol; In The River - Two Drinkers' Viewpoints; list of common words and phrases relating to clinical examination: Warpiri, Pertame (Southern Arrernte), Eastern Arrernte, Western Arrernte, uritja/Pitjantjatjara, Alyawarre; Part 5 includes a brief explanation of culture; rural culture; Aboriginal culture; a historical perspective - the Yuendumu community addressing petrol sniffing; ideads on building inter-cultural relationships; Part 6 presents a number of health professionals' perspectives on working with Aboriginal people in their communities.

Notes

"Irlkwatherre, Yatyarre, Tantye/Rtantye, Ngapartji-Ngapartji, Kepenhe, Janku-Janku. Dedicated to Kumunjayai Nakamarra Poulson"

The author is Christine Franks, with co-author Barbara Curr -- p. 13.

Bibliography: p. 154-159.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Social life and customs.  |  Intercultural communication -- Australia, Central.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Communications - Nonverbal - Sign language and gestures.  |  Cultural protocols.  |  Social organisation - Kinship.  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Avoidance relationships.  |  Health services - Health workers - Training.  |  Alyawarr / Alyawarre language (C14) (NT SF53-07)  |  Luritja / Loritja language (C7.1) (NT SG52-04)  |  Language - Personal names.  |  Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Education - Skills and curriculum - Cultural awareness.  |  Western Arrernte language (C8) (NT SF53-13)  |  Arrernte / Aranda language (C8) (NT SG53-02)
Other authors/contributors Curr, Barbara  |  University of Wollongong. Centre for Indigenous Development Education and Research

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