BERNDT, R. M., and R. TONKINSON (eds.) TONKINSON, R.
Title: Social Anthropology and Australian Aboriginal Studies : a contemporary overview
Publisher:  Abooriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 1988, ISBN:0855751894
Seller ID: 106694
BERNDT, R. M., and R. TONKINSON (eds.). Social Anthropology and Australian Aboriginal Studies : a contemporary overview. Canberra : Abooriginal Studies Press, 1988. Pp (6),[vii]-viii,(2),-279,(1). 8vo, white and yellow card covers, lettered in black. "This volume summaries major developments in the social anthropology of Aboriginal studies in the 1960s–80s. It is a valuable overview of five important and interrelated topics; economy, kinship, gender, religion and law. It also contains stimulating comment and criticism and raised important issues for future research as well as current debatein Aboriginal studies. [..] Interest in Aboriginal studies from both schol ars and the general population has increased to the point where there has been a heightened Aboriginal interest in and awareness of how their societies, past and present are being depicted in scholarly writings." (from the back cover). Contents : Foreword: A contemporary overview (by Ronald M. Berndt and Robert Tonkinson). Gender: Gender in Aboriginal social life: A review(by Francesca Merian). Kinship: Twenty-five years of Aboriginal kinship st udies (by Ian Keen). Economy: Anthropology and Australian Aboriginal economy 1961–1986 (by Christopher Anderson). Law: Studies in Australian Aboriginal law 1961–1986 (by Nancy M. Williams). Religion: The resurrection of the Hydra: Twenty-five years of research of Aboriginal religion (by Howard Murphy). Afterword: Taking stock and looking forward (by John A. Barnes). Very good. 30.00