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Dingo Makes Us Human : Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture - Deborah Bird Rose

Dingo Makes Us Human

Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture

Paperback Published: 7th September 2000
ISBN: 9780521794848
Number Of Pages: 264

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This original ethnography brings indigenous people's stories into conversations around troubling questions of social justice and environmental care. Deborah Bird Rose lived for two years with the Yarralin community in the Northern Territory's remote Victoria River Valley. Her engagement with the people's stories and their action in the world leads her to this analysis of a multi-centred poetics of life and land. The book speaks to issues that are of immediate and broad concern today: traditional ecological knowledge, kinship between humans and other living things, colonising history, environmental history, and sacred geography. Now in paperback, this award-winning exploration of the Yarralin people is available to a whole new readership. The boldly direct and personal approach will be illuminating and accessible to general readers, while also of great value to experienced anthropologists.

1. Remembrance; 2. Expectations 3. Earthborn law; 4. Living and dead bodies; 5. An emu is not a catfish; 6 The gift of life; 7. Dream country; 8. To have and to hold; 9. Freehold; 10. Testing; 11. Jacky Jacky; 12. Life time; 13. This earth.

ISBN: 9780521794848
ISBN-10: 0521794846
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 7th September 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 17.02  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.45