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The Tiwi of North Australia

Author: C W M Hart; Arnold R Pilling
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1960] ©1960
Series: Case studies in cultural anthropology.
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Hart, C.W.M. (Charles William Merton), 1905-1976.
Tiwi of North Australia.
New York, Holt [1960]
(OCoLC)583934420
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C W M Hart; Arnold R Pilling
ISBN: 0030057000 9780030057007
OCLC Number: 418043
Description: ix, 118 pages : illustrations, portrait, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Australian Aborigines. The first men in Australia ; Austuralian culture when the white men came --
Tiwi marriage. Cultural isolation ; The tribe and the bands ; The household ; Marriage by betrothal ; Widow remarriage ; Naming rules ; Levirate, Sororate, and cross-cousin marriage ; "Disputed" wives ; The household: an overview --
Life in the bush. Organization: band and household ; Daily activities ; Joint activities ; Making things --
The prestige and influence system. The beginning of Tiwi careers ; A very successful Elder: Kiin-kumi ; The establishments of Malau ; The politics of widow remarriage ; The politics of bestowal --
The collective life. Legal affairs ; Religious activities --
Friend and foe. Hostility toward outsiders (1600-1900) ; The beginning of friendly contact (1900-1928) --
The Tiwi today. Changes since 1930 ; Marriage arrangements ; Residence patterns ; Patriliny to matriliny ; Tiwi and the Australian nation --
References cited --
Recommended reading.
Series Title: Case studies in cultural anthropology.
Responsibility: by C.W.M. Hart and Arnold R. Pilling.

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