The Resource The law people : history, society and initiation in the Borrolola area of the Northern Territory / by John Avery

The law people : history, society and initiation in the Borrolola area of the Northern Territory / by John Avery

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The law people : history, society and initiation in the Borrolola area of the Northern Territory / by John Avery
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The law people : history, society and initiation in the Borrolola area of the Northern Territory / by John Avery
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Yanuwa social, ecological and ritual structures; historical context of Aboriginal life in Borroloola; contact history - violent conflict; law, dreaming and totemism in the construction of Yanuwa life - world - magic, role of the semi-moiety system, mind/body relationship, sacredness, sites and the humanisation of land; language social group and territory; subsistence, the division of labour and technology - Macassan influence (canoe technology), marine and terrestial division, cycad processing, cylindro-conical mortuary stones, ecological association of myth - (the dugong hunters); features of Yanyuwa language; Borroloola population employment and residence patterns; moiety and subsection systems - links with local and regional totemic, marriage and kinship structures; subsections and diffusion of the Kunapipi cult; semi-moiety classification system; male initiation - ritual, mythology and male identity; perception of European knowledge (epistemology); sorcery, illness, ritual and anxiety - psychoanalytic explanation; cosmology; kinship and marriage rules; male structural dominance
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Avery, John
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The law people : history, society and initiation in the Borrolola area of the Northern Territory / by John Avery
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Thesis (Ph. D.) - University of Sydney, N.S.W. [1985]; Bibliography; leaves 387-392
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M0011568
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4 microfiche : map
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Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Not for Inter-Library Loan
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0009372
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The law people : history, society and initiation in the Borrolola area of the Northern Territory / by John Avery
Publication
Note
Thesis (Ph. D.) - University of Sydney, N.S.W. [1985]; Bibliography; leaves 387-392
Control code
M0011568
Extent
4 microfiche : map
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0009372

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