The Resource Aborigines

Aborigines

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Aborigines
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Aborigines
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Theoretical aspects of socialization illustrated with examples from various Aboriginal groups; background; traditional; importance of ascribed status in relation to local group structure, belief system, relationship to land (Gunwinggu as example); notes on sex linked roles; discussion of content & methods of traditional socialization; early preparation for adult life, mixture of permissiveness & discipline; smallness of immediate group, participatory learning of nature of kinship, moiety, clan & local group affiliation; customary usage of kin terms as reinforcing factor; sex linked role models; boys exposed to sharper age grading crises; brief notes on initiation, age variations (eastern Arnhem Land cf. Western Desert people); religious beliefs as basic source of socialization practices; relative isolation of groups prior to European settlement facilitated conservatism, stability; European contact, dispossession of land, social disruption, tendency of administrators to focus on children; practice of removing children from home, placement of them in institutions, lack of success; notes on legal aspects; brief notes on dormitory system used by missions; dilemmas faced by Aboriginal children today including housing (Balgo Hills), betrothal & marriage (Balgo Hills, Arnhem Land); dominating influence of school over contemporary socialization; family background in relation to school performance, conflicting demands; problem of development of personal identity; references
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1918-1994
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Berndt, Catherine H.
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1916-1990
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Berndt, Ronald M.
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Aborigines
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M0055156
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8514
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0079052
Label
Aborigines
Publication
Control code
M0055156
Stock number
8514
System control number
0079052

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