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An Australian Indigenous diaspora : Warlpiri matriarchs and the refashioning of tradition

Author: Paul Burke
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some indigenous people, while remaining attached to their traditional homelands, leave them to make a new life for themselves in white towns and cities, thus constituting an "indigenous diaspora". This innovative book is the first ethnographic account of one such indigenous diaspora, the Warlpiri, whose traditional hunter-gatherer life has been transformed through their dispossession and involvement with ranchers,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burke, Paul, 1956- author.
Australian Indigenous Diaspora
New York : Berghahn, 2018
(DLC) 2018024690
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Burke
ISBN: 9781785333880 1785333887
OCLC Number: 1007090433
Description: x, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins of the Warlpiri Diaspora --
"Getting Away": Reasons and Pathways --
Making Alice Springs a Warlpiri Place --
Warlpiri Women of Adelaide --
Ambivalent Homecomings and the Politics of Home and Away.
Responsibility: Paul Burke.

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This book is a multi-sited ethnography of the migration of a minority of the aboriginal Warlpiri away from their traditional homeland to distant towns and cities.  Read more...

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