Pintupi Country, Pintupi Self: Sentiment, Place, and Politics among Western Desert Aborigines / Edition 1

Pintupi Country, Pintupi Self: Sentiment, Place, and Politics among Western Desert Aborigines / Edition 1

by Fred R. Myers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520074114

ISBN-13: 9780520074118

Pub. Date: 05/02/1991

Publisher: University of California Press


The Pintupi, a hunting-and-gathering people of Australia's Western Desert, were among the last Aborigines to come into contact with white society. Despite their extended relocation in central Australian settlements, they have managed to preserve much of their traditional culture and social organization. This book presents a comprehensive ethnographic…  See more details below

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The Pintupi, a hunting-and-gathering people of Australia's Western Desert, were among the last Aborigines to come into contact with white society. Despite their extended relocation in central Australian settlements, they have managed to preserve much of their traditional culture and social organization. This book presents a comprehensive ethnographic interpretation of the ways in which Pintupi politics, cosmology, kinship systems, nomadic patterns, and social values reinforce and sometimes contradict each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520074118
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/02/1991
Series:
Ethnographic Inquiry Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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