People, Countries, and the Rainbow Serpent: Systems of Classification Among the Lardil of Mornington Island

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Social Science - 270 pages
The Lardil, an Australian Aboriginal tribe, have a rich and complex cognitive culture and are native speakers of three different languages, each used for different ocassions. McKnight examines their systems of classifying the world, and creates the first inventory of the cognitive aspects of their social structures (including kinship, myth, and ritual) of an Aboriginal tribe.

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Contents

Introduction
3
Coming into Being and Going out of Being
15
People as Kin and Affines
33
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

David McKnight, Professor of Anthropology and Political Science, London School of Economics.

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