Aboriginal Cultures in Settled Australia
Edited by Ian Keen
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Being Black by Ian Keen
Book DescriptionIt is a common belief that Aboriginal people of predominantly mixed descent, living in Australian cities, country towns and Aboriginal communities, have lost their culture. Often lacking the more obvious markers of Aboriginal Identity, such as ceremonies and the general use of an Indigenous language, they are regarded as not being 'real' Aborigines. Recent anthropological research refutes these misconceptions. Through a continuity of community, even when dispersed within large cities, Aboriginal people have maintained continuity of Identity and culture quite distinct from that of Australians of European or other ethnic origin, and with many features In common with the cultures of Aborigines living in more remote areas. This book brings together the results of research by anthropologists who have worked In urban and rural communities In 'settled' Australia: south-east Queensland, the coast and hinterland of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the southwest of Western Australia and in Darwin in the Northern Territory. The chapters document many aspects of Aboriginal social life and its development: the bases of Identity, the extensive ties of family, the structure of community and patterns of travel; responses to domination; styles of socialisation; ways of speaking; rules of swearing and fighting; economic transactions, beliefs and feelings about country; and attitudes to the past. The volume shows in detail what makes the cultures of Aboriginal Australians so distinctive.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780855751852
(180mm x 260mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1991
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Ian Keen
Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies, Paperback (December 2010)
This volume seeks to contribute to the body of anthropological and historical studies of Indigenous participation in the Australian colonial and post colonial economy. It arises out of a panel on this topic at the annual conference of the Australian Anthropological Society, held jointly with the British and New Zealand anthropological associations
Aboriginal Economy and Society, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Ian Keen
Drawing on early colonial courses as well as the writing of amateur and professional anthropologists, linguists and archaeologists, this book compares the social life and culture of seven regions of Australia as they appear to have been at the threshold of colonisation.
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Author Biography - Ian Keen
Ian Keen is an eminent and widely published anthropologist who retired from teaching at the end of 2002 and is currently a visiting fellow in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University.
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