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A black civilization : a social study of an Australian tribe, by W. Lloyd Warner

Label
A black civilization : a social study of an Australian tribe
Title
A black civilization
Title remainder
a social study of an Australian tribe
Statement of responsibility
by W. Lloyd Warner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Field work 1926-29, north-eastern Arnhem Land (Murngin people); eight tribes which have similar organization - Yaernungo, Burera, Murngin, Barlamomo, Djinba, Ritarngo, Gandjinung and Dai; detailed exposition of various local institutions clan, moiety, phratry - their relation to social pattern; list of Murngin clans, meaning of names, locations; extended kinship systems, sub-section, relationship systems generally; age-grading, marital status, the functions of various rites de passage; economic and group and its relation to tribal ritual, division of labour; warfare - clan feuds, causes of war, kinds of battles, effects of war on social institutions and ritual, detailed history of a particular blood feud; notes on language, secret ceremonial, Pidgin from Malays; types of magic - black magic and the sorcerer, case histories of the sorcerer; image magic, singing magic, dreaming and magic healing, medicine man, ritual objects; types of medicine; sociological interpretation of magic; totemism - method of analysis, myth and associated rituals, the Wawilak constellation, the Djunkgao constellation; interpretation of Murngin totemism and of its ritual logics; mortuary rites, interpretation of death rituals; social change, diffusion of ceremonies; Malay influences on social and material culture; excavation of midden (Macassar Well), Tamarind pods eaten by natives; history of burial customs; shelters, body ornaments, use of vegetable fibre in fishing nets and decorations; human hair, opossum fur string; womens food bags, spirit bags, types of utensils, baskets; weapons - spearthrower, spear (4 types), clubs; canoes and tools for sailing (use of sails and paddles, anchors); tools used for gathering sea food - turtle harpoon, harpoon rope, fish nets, fish traps; other implements - digging stick, fire drills and fire (method of cooking, ovens), stone axe, food grinding stone, wells, construction of rude bridges; list of articles used in ceremonies with detailed description of each type; dreams, conception beliefs; personal names; sign language, anthropometry - gives stature of five geographical groups; myths - story of Mahkarolla, friend of Author; glossary of kin, native and technical terms
Cataloging source
ANL
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1898-1970
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Warner, W. Lloyd
Dewey number
572.9942
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN667.A7
LC item number
W3
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Yolngu (Australian people)
Label
A black civilization : a social study of an Australian tribe, by W. Lloyd Warner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt 1 A general statement : The Murngin -- Pt 2: Social structure: The local organization -- The family and kinship structure -- Age grading -- Primary adaptations and technology -- Warfare -- Pt 3: Absolute logics: Murngin magic and medicine -- A sociological interpretation of magic -- Murngin totemism I -- Murngin totemism 2 -- An interpretation of Murngin totemism and of its ritual logics -- Mortuary rites -- Interpretation of Murngin death rituals - an integration of Murngin society -- Appendix: Social change in North Australia; Murngin artefacts ; Mortuary ceremony among the Western clans of the Dua moiety; Dreams; Murngin personal names; Murngin sign language; Anthropometry; Murngin myths -- Glossary of kin, native, and technical terms
Control code
000004184259
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 594 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates
Lccn
37006105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A black civilization : a social study of an Australian tribe, by W. Lloyd Warner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt 1 A general statement : The Murngin -- Pt 2: Social structure: The local organization -- The family and kinship structure -- Age grading -- Primary adaptations and technology -- Warfare -- Pt 3: Absolute logics: Murngin magic and medicine -- A sociological interpretation of magic -- Murngin totemism I -- Murngin totemism 2 -- An interpretation of Murngin totemism and of its ritual logics -- Mortuary rites -- Interpretation of Murngin death rituals - an integration of Murngin society -- Appendix: Social change in North Australia; Murngin artefacts ; Mortuary ceremony among the Western clans of the Dua moiety; Dreams; Murngin personal names; Murngin sign language; Anthropometry; Murngin myths -- Glossary of kin, native, and technical terms
Control code
000004184259
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 594 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates
Lccn
37006105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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