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The serpent, the word and the lie of the land : the discipline of living in the Great Sandy Desert of Australia/, by Daniel Aime Vachon

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The serpent, the word and the lie of the land : the discipline of living in the Great Sandy Desert of Australia/
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The serpent, the word and the lie of the land
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the discipline of living in the Great Sandy Desert of Australia/
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by Daniel Aime Vachon
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eng
Summary
Examination of the conception and realisation of ?country? in the northern Great Sandy Desert region, WA; role of historical anecdote ? Kantawarramartaji and the Kurtal snake site ? rainmaking; Rainbow Serpent mythology and ritual; views of the Dreaming ? temporal aspects in the kalpurtu beings; historical background to and critique of the anthropological understanding of Aboriginal relations to land ? application of Foucault and the discursive construction of subjects and objects in the Western Desert ? speech acts; European exploration, anthropological and other colonial contacts; tribal distribution and population movement - includes map of sites; relationship to places and country ? Jila sites and association with water, snake beings (kalpurtu), Rainbow Serpents and rain making; associated jila ? kalpurtu mythology ? Paliyarra / Kurtal story; Tingarri and Wati Kujarra mythology; temporal and place based distinctions of Dreamings and kulpurtu (eternal place based reality creation versus self-willing in dynamic place and time); discursive practices related to country - kalpurtu beings - characteristics and capacities, relation to humans; rain making ceremony; discursive practices and inter-subjective relations related to Dreamings; conception and death beliefs; role of rules of human behaviour (?law?) ? practices related to country ? ownership, rights, speaking, asking
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Vachon, Daniel
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph.D)--Graduate Dept. of Anthropology, Toronto.
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Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology)
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The serpent, the word and the lie of the land : the discipline of living in the Great Sandy Desert of Australia/, by Daniel Aime Vachon
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Publication
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CD ROM contains same text of thesis as printed version
Accompanying material
1 cd-rom
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 343-377
Contents
Pt 1: Country in anthropology and history: The serpent, the dreaming and the lie of the land: The serpent and the dreaming; The dreaming and the lie of the land; Problematising the serpent (1) a chorology of the "sacred"; The Western Desert and the failure of method; Native title and the case for regional order; Problematising the serpent (2): truth, practice and power; Into the "country" -- The setting: journeys of exploration, bioregional characteristics; the last to come in; Tribal occupation in the northern Great Sandy Desert; The frontier; Recent occupation of the desert; Living waters: Jila and living waters; Phyllis Kaberry and the Walmajarri rain-makers; The 1953-54 Anthropological Survey; The diffusion of desert rain-making; The"jila country": first approximations -- A chorology of the "Jila country": Paliyarra - the boss for everything; Kurtal the thief, Wirnpa the last man; Limits and thresholds; Tingarri and Wati Kujarra; Jila dreaming?; Warnatjarra, Kirrkirr and the situated proliferation of subject-forms -- Part II: The discipline of living: Living with Kalpurtu: Stories of encounter and engagement; Making rain; Comservatism, "country" and situated practice; Living with Waljirri: Murungkurr, jarriny and the creation of autonomous subjects; "Following up" the Dreaming; Concerns with reproducibility; Living with Piyirn: Ngurruara and countryment; "same-country" marriage; Country and subject; "Speaking for country" and "owning" the land -- List of figures: Map A: The region of the Great Sandy Desert; Map B: The Western Desert (after Tonkinson 1974); Map C: The Great Sandy Desert and Southwestern Kimberley, The Times Atlas 1895; Map D: Some Indigenous sites in the Northern Sandy Desert; Map E: Tribal map of the Northern Great Sandy Desert, showing "tribal boundary sites" (from Tindale 1974); Map F: the Jila country
Extent
xi, 377 leaves
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Open copying for private study (in accordance with Copyright Act 1968), closed quotation. . Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
D. Vachon;
Other physical details
facsims, maps (some col.) +
Stock number
MAR06/185
Label
The serpent, the word and the lie of the land : the discipline of living in the Great Sandy Desert of Australia/, by Daniel Aime Vachon
Publication
Note
CD ROM contains same text of thesis as printed version
Accompanying material
1 cd-rom
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 343-377
Contents
Pt 1: Country in anthropology and history: The serpent, the dreaming and the lie of the land: The serpent and the dreaming; The dreaming and the lie of the land; Problematising the serpent (1) a chorology of the "sacred"; The Western Desert and the failure of method; Native title and the case for regional order; Problematising the serpent (2): truth, practice and power; Into the "country" -- The setting: journeys of exploration, bioregional characteristics; the last to come in; Tribal occupation in the northern Great Sandy Desert; The frontier; Recent occupation of the desert; Living waters: Jila and living waters; Phyllis Kaberry and the Walmajarri rain-makers; The 1953-54 Anthropological Survey; The diffusion of desert rain-making; The"jila country": first approximations -- A chorology of the "Jila country": Paliyarra - the boss for everything; Kurtal the thief, Wirnpa the last man; Limits and thresholds; Tingarri and Wati Kujarra; Jila dreaming?; Warnatjarra, Kirrkirr and the situated proliferation of subject-forms -- Part II: The discipline of living: Living with Kalpurtu: Stories of encounter and engagement; Making rain; Comservatism, "country" and situated practice; Living with Waljirri: Murungkurr, jarriny and the creation of autonomous subjects; "Following up" the Dreaming; Concerns with reproducibility; Living with Piyirn: Ngurruara and countryment; "same-country" marriage; Country and subject; "Speaking for country" and "owning" the land -- List of figures: Map A: The region of the Great Sandy Desert; Map B: The Western Desert (after Tonkinson 1974); Map C: The Great Sandy Desert and Southwestern Kimberley, The Times Atlas 1895; Map D: Some Indigenous sites in the Northern Sandy Desert; Map E: Tribal map of the Northern Great Sandy Desert, showing "tribal boundary sites" (from Tindale 1974); Map F: the Jila country
Extent
xi, 377 leaves
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Open copying for private study (in accordance with Copyright Act 1968), closed quotation. . Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
D. Vachon;
Other physical details
facsims, maps (some col.) +
Stock number
MAR06/185

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