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In so many words : an ethnography of life and identity on Yam Island, Torres Strait

Author: Maureen M Fuary
Publisher: 1991 1991.
Dissertation: Ph. D. James Cook University, Cairns, Qld. 1991; Bibliography; leaves 382-427; Typescript (processed)
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Historical and contemporary dynamics identity on Yam Island; theories of identity; regional geography; archaeology and ethnography - trade, economy, habitation, warfare, mythology (culture heroes); genealogies of the Sigay -Mayow cult; initiation; fertility rites; early exploration and contact history; establishment of marine industries; colonial administration; contemporary social change - living conditions, land  Read more...
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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen M Fuary
OCLC Number: 271757132
Description: xix, 427 leaves + 21 leaves of plates; illustrations, maps, portraits
Responsibility: by Maureen Majella Fuary.

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Historical and contemporary dynamics identity on Yam Island; theories of identity; regional geography; archaeology and ethnography - trade, economy, habitation, warfare, mythology (culture heroes); genealogies of the Sigay -Mayow cult; initiation; fertility rites; early exploration and contact history; establishment of marine industries; colonial administration; contemporary social change - living conditions, land ownership, health; population estimates; economy - marine resources; gardening; trade; residential patterns and movement; kinship and concepts of relatedness - totems; ceremonies - engagement and marriage, feasting and dance (mens and womens performances); rites of death; cultural geography and perceptions of the past.

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