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Hunters and gatherers : Property power - Tim & Riches, David & Woodburn, Ingold

Hunters and gatherers

Property power

Paperback Published: 1st January 1988
ISBN: 9780854967353
Number Of Pages: 336

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All that is central to the dynamic process in human society is evident in the study of hunter-gatherers - peoples whose subsistence way of life reflects the original form of human adaptation. This is the thesis of these wide-ranging volumes in which internationally leading scholars consider hunter-gatherer peoples in Africa, Asia, Australia and North America and reflect theoretically on the hunter-gatherer condition. Volume 1: Hunters and Gatherers - History, Evolution and Social Change 1991 342pp. ill., bibliog., index Paper 0 85496 734 6 GBP14.95 Volume II: Hunters and Gatherers - Property, Power and Ideology 1991 330pp. ill., bibliog., index Paper 0 85496 735 4 GBP14.95

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Part 1 Property rights: property, practice and aboriginal rights among Quebec Cree hunters; burning the truck and holding the country - property, time and the negotiation of identity among Pintupi aborigines; rights to game and rights to cash among contemporary Australian hunter-gatherers; modes of exchange in north-west Alaska; property, power and conflict among the Barik of Malaysia. Part 2 Equality and domination: teaching social relations to Inuit children; ideology and domination in aboriginal Australia - a Western desert test case; meat sharing as a political ritual - forms of transaction versus modes of subsistence. Part 3 Symbols and representations: dry meat and gender - the absence of Chipewyan ritual for the regulation of hunting and animal numbers; animals in Bushman thought, myth and art; people of the eland - an archaeo-linguistic crux. Part 4 Power and ideology: the unending ceremony and a warm house - representation of a patriarchal ideal and the silent complementarity in Okiek blessings; maintaining cosmic unity - ideology and the reproduction of Yolngu clans; Yolngu religious property.

ISBN: 9780854967353
ISBN-10: 0854967354
Series: Explorations in Anthropology : Book 2
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 1988
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2