The Resource Tiwi wives : a study of the women of Melville Island, north Australia, Jane C. Goodale

Tiwi wives : a study of the women of Melville Island, north Australia, Jane C. Goodale

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Tiwi wives : a study of the women of Melville Island, north Australia
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Tiwi wives
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a study of the women of Melville Island, north Australia
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Jane C. Goodale
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Summary
p.3-23; Describes Melville Island (gives myth of creation of island), history (Malay contact, early European discoveries); concepts of land ownership (map shows approximate location of owner groups), tables show group affiliations; matrilineal descent groups; age divisions (gives vocabulary of terms); p.24- 42; Camp and camp life, shelters, rearing of female children, childhood, naming, discipline to children; p.43-68; Marriage, marital relations, puberty, menstrual taboos, choice of son in law, relationship with future mother in law, types of marriage contracts; p.69-129; Social structure, matrilineal sibling sets, phratries, moieties, marriage exchange, patrilineal sibling sets, residential groups & landholding groups, kinship & marriage contracts, gives examples from two genealogies explaining contracts; p.130-150; Pregnancy & motherhood, extra marital relations, battle after elopement, conception beliefs & dreams, pregnancy beliefs, killing of one twin, methods of producing abortion, birth, adoption; p.151-182; Economic role, division of labour, food - mens & womens foods listed, womens hunting equipment dogs, axe, containers, fire; menss equipment spears, canoes & paddles, throwing sticks, clubs; hunting methods, food preparation & distribution, food beliefs, control of resources, special food plants & their treatment (cycad nuts, wild cashew, kulama yams); p.183-225; Kulama ceremony, 1954 ceremony described in detail, English version only of songs given, body decorations, dancing, initiation, age of initiation, body decoration, compares 1912 ceremony witnessed by Spencer; p.226-253; Old age, menopause, illness, sorcery, remedies for sickness, death, gives English text of myth of death, spirit beliefs, after death beliefs, burial, gives examples of rituals for infant boy & elderly man, also describes ritual for baptised man; p.254-329; Pukamani, detailed discussion of ceremony stage by stage, taboos, body decorations & ornaments, sending messengers and selecting workers, Pukamani and kinship, ritual roles & duties, preliminary rituals, songs & dances, song styles, gives English versions only of examples, subjects of songs, dance forms, ornaments & ritual objects, payment, grave poles & their manufacture; economic aspects; final rituals, describes ceremony for adult woman; p.330-339; Tiwi world view & values, spirit beliefs, sexual relations, personal achievements; p.341-349; Glossary of c.250 items (general vocabulary kinship terms, ritual names etc.)
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1926-2008
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Goodale, Jane C.
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Literary form
novels
Series statement
American Ethnological Society. Monograph
Series volume
no. 51
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  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Tiwi (Australian people)
  • Melville Island (N.T.)
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adult
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Tiwi wives : a study of the women of Melville Island, north Australia, Jane C. Goodale
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references. p. 351-357
Control code
M0056195
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 368 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
RB copy - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection ; copy 3 received from Lindsay Cleland, RB copy 2 donated by Alice Moyle, RB Copy 3 donated by George Burgess.
Other physical details
ill., map
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7675
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0080240
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Tiwi wives : a study of the women of Melville Island, north Australia, Jane C. Goodale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references. p. 351-357
Control code
M0056195
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 368 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
RB copy - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection ; copy 3 received from Lindsay Cleland, RB copy 2 donated by Alice Moyle, RB Copy 3 donated by George Burgess.
Other physical details
ill., map
Stock number
7675
System control number
0080240

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