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Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter) 1891-1979

Overview
Works: 393 works in 869 publications in 5 languages and 7,435 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Bibliography  Music  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Art  History  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Collector, Composer, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: DU28, 919
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Most widely held works by A. P Elkin
Oceania by University of Sydney( )

in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ProQuest electronic version of: Oceania. Supports browsing, searching, and printing of documents. Includes the sections "Reviews" and Bibliographical notes
Aboriginal men of high degree by A. P Elkin( Book )

32 editions published between 1944 and 1998 in English and French and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book to reveal the secret and sacred practices of Aboriginal shamans, Aboriginal Men of High Degree presents an extraordinary series of rites by which the young Aboriginal male begins the degrees of shamanic initiation--each marked by its own portion of esoteric knowledge. One of Australia's most eminent anthropologists, A.P. Elkin focuses on karadji, or men of high degree, who possess magical powers and who serve as channels between the Dreamtime beings and their own communities. As psychologists and psychic experts, the karadji are essential to the groups' social cohesion. They are believed to cure and kill mysteriously, make rain, anticipate future events, and appear and disappear at will. Not content to explain away these phenomenon, Elkin boldly suggests that we enter into the karadji worldview and try to understand this remarkable culture on its own terms"--Publisher description
Social anthropology in Melanesia; a review of research by A. P Elkin( Book )

22 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aboriginal man in Australia by Ronald M Berndt( Book )

14 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in Arnhem Land by A. P Elkin( Book )

14 editions published in 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grafton Elliot Smith : the man and his work( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the songmen; Aboriginal myths retold by W. E Harney( Book )

17 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian Aborigines by A. P Elkin( Book )

81 editions published between 1938 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical appearance, racial type, pattern of settlement, economy, population (1788), tribal unit, territory, spirit beliefs, food gathering, weapons, social organization & kinship, clans & totemism, ancestral spirits, initiation, black magic & medicine man - causes of illness & death, initiation of medicine man, art, music & dance - style of dancing, body painting, role of songman, sound instruments, rock art, regional cultures - variation in religion (eastern sky hero beliefs, circumcision, platform burial, Arnhem Land fertility mother), Aborigines since 1788, settlement of land, diet, disease, employment, population decline, government policy, citizenship rights, integration vs. assimilation
Marriage and the family in Australia by A. P Elkin( Book )

15 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal music of Australia by A. P Elkin( )

15 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1949 field recording features songs from several aboriginal tribes in Australia, most of which feature the didjeridu (didgeridoo), a wind instrument which produces a low, droning sound, and rhythm sticks. Each song is led by a "Songman," who either inherited the song or composed it himself. In aboriginal Australian culture, it is not permissible to sing or perform a song without the consent of the tribe's "Songman." The liner notes explain song meanings and contexts, and provide translations and descriptions of the dances that accompany the music
The self made anthropologist : a life of A.P. Elkin by Tigger Wise( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed biography based on personal papers and correspondence
Studies in Australian Totemism by A. P Elkin( Book )

16 editions published between 1933 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific Science Association, its history and role in international cooperation by A. P Elkin( Book )

8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taboo by W. E Harney( Book )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1944 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizenship for the aborigines; a national aboriginal policy by A. P Elkin( Book )

6 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aboriginal policy in the 1930s; current policy in 1944; administration; the role of missions; Appendix 1 - Aboriginal administrative legislation in the states; Appendix 2 - tables of population, government institutions and expenditure in each state; Appendix 3 - Aborigines and the Franchise; Appendix 4 - A Modern Missionery Policy for Aborigines
Two rituals in south and central Arnhem Land by A. P Elkin( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aranda : OI08( )

in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aranda refers to a language group of separate cultural communities who live or lived in the central Australian desert. They are the Western Aranda, Northern Aranda, Eastern Aranda, Central Aranda, Upper Southern Aranda, and Lower Southern Aranda and are either extinct or have become assimilated
Arnhem Land music, North Australia by A. P Elkin( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian aboriginal decorative art by F. D McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 1974 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanted--a charter for the native peoples of the south-west Pacific by A. P Elkin( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native administration and suggested fourteen point charter
 
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Aboriginal men of high degree
Alternative Names
A. P. Elkin antropoloog uit Australië (1891-1979)

Adolphus Peter Elkin

Adolphus Peter Elkin anthropologue, spécialiste des aborigènes australiens

Adolphus Peter Elkin australischer Geistlicher, Ethnologe, Anthropologe und Linguist

Adolphus Peter Elkin sacerdote e antropologo australiano

Elkin, A. P.

Elkin, Adolphus P.

Elkin, Adolphus P. 1891-1979

Elkin, Adolphus Peter

Elkin, Adolphus Peter 1891-

Elkin, Adolphus Peter 1891-1979

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