Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Positive perspectives of Indigenous people on a range of issues which affect their everyday lives; aims to present a realistic view of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to encourage readers to examine their own knowledge and ideas, to reveal the cultural and linguistic diversity of Indigenous Australians and to demonstrate the contribution Indigenous people have made in various areas of Australian life; each chapter annotated separately.
Shifts of emphasis from 1961-1986 in the study of Aboriginal economy, kinship, gender issues; religion, law and social anthropology; papers by C. Anderson, J.A. Barnes, R.M. Berndt and R. Tonkinson, I. Keen, F. Merlan, H. Morphy, and N.M. Williams annotated separately.
This volume summaries major developments in the social anthropology of Aboriginal studies in the 1960s-80s. It is valuable as an overview of five important and interrelated topics; economy, kinship, gender, religion and law. It also contains stimulating comment and criticism and raised important issues for future research as well as current debate in Aboriginal studies.
Author: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies
Publisher: [Nedlands] : Published for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies by the University of Western Australia Press
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Papers presented at Social Anthropology symposium during A.I.A.S. General Meeting, Canberra, May 1968; Contents; R.M. Berndt - Introduction; A.P. Elkin - Before it is too late; C.H. Berndt - Prolegomena to a study of genealogies in north - eastern Arnhem Land; W. Shapiro - Local exogamy and the wifes mother in Aboriginal Australia; A.A. Yengoyan Demographic factors in Pitjandjara social organization; T.G.H. Strehlow - Geography and the totemic landscape in Central Australia; a functional study; N.D. Munn - The transformation of subjects into objects in Walbiri and Pitjantjatjara myth; M. Reay - A decision as narrative; K. Maddock - Myths of the acquisition of fire in northern and eastern Australia; N. Peterson - Buluwandi; a Central Australian ceremony for the resolution of conflict; R.M. Berndt - Traditional morality as expressed through the medium of an Australian Aboriginal religion; H. Petri and G. Petri-Odermann Stability and change; present - day historic aspects among Australian Aborigines; R. Tonkinson Aboriginal dream - spirit beliefs in a contact situation; Jigalong, Western Australia; J. Long Polygyny, acculturation and contact; aspects of Aboriginal marriage in Central Australia; F. Gale The impact of urbanization on Aboriginal marriage patterns; all contributions listed separately in bibliography.
Opposition to the British colonisation of Australia did not spring from the Mabo decision or the Native Title Act, nor was it born in the vibrant 1960s, which culminated in the famous tent embassy in 1972. Rather, the first politically organised and united all-Aboriginal activist group was the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), begun in 1924 under the leadership of Frederick Maynard. For the first time Aboriginal people voiced their disapproval in public in a well-organised way. They opened offices in Sydney, held street rallies. conducted public meetings, gained newspaper coverage, wrote letters and petitions to Government at all levels, and collaborated with the international black labor movement. The AAPA's demands resonate today. They centred on Aboriginal rights to land, stopping Aboriginal children being taken from their families, the acquisition of citizenship rights, and defending a distinct Aboriginal cultural identity. This form of resistance and organised action has now endured for more than seventy years and through a detailed exploration of the life of his grandfather, John Maynard reveals the AAPA's invaluable legacy.
The Social Archaeology of Indigenous Societies presents original and provocative views on the complex and dynamic social lives of Indigenous Australians from an historical perspective. Building on the foundational work of Harry Lourandos, the book critically examines and challenges traditional approaches which have presented Indigenous Australian past as static and tethered to ecological rationalism. The book reveals the ancient past of Aboriginal Australians to be one of long term changes in social relationships and traditions, as well as the active management and manipulation of the environment. The book encourages a deeper appreciation of the ways Aboriginal peoples have engaged with and constructed their worlds. It solicits a deeper understanding of the contemporary political and social context of research and the insidious impacts of colonialist philosophies. In short, it concerns people, both past and present. The Social Archaeology of Indigenous Societies looks beyond the stereo
The Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines relates the history of Australia's indigenous inhabitants from their arrival on the continent 60,000 years ago to the centuries long European colonization process starting in the 1600s to their role in today's Australia. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Australian Aboriginal peoples.
Encountering Aborigines: A Case Study: Anthropology and the Australian Aboriginal details the concerns in contemporary anthropological research of aboriginal Australians. The title covers the various aspects of anthropological studies conducted on Australian Aboriginals. The text discusses the contemporary attitude of the modern world toward Aborigines. The selection also details the social system, cultural practices and traditions, and religion of Aborigines. The book will be of great use to anthropologists, sociologists, and behavioral scientists.
Publisher: Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies ; [Atlantic Highlands] N.J. : Humanities Press
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Papers by R.H. Bulmer, R. Jones and B. Meehan, J. Heath, C.H. Berndt, C.J. and A.M. Ellis, M. Tur and A. McCardell, R. Tonkinson, D. Biernoff, A. Borsboom, K. Maddock, C.G. von Brandenstein, A.A. Yengoyan, N.B. Tindale, M. Sims, B. Scheback, B.A. Sommer, L.R. Hiatt, separately annotated.