People, Countries, and the Rainbow Serpent: Systems of Classification Among the Lardil of Mornington Island
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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Coming into Being and Going out of Being
People as Kin and Affines
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Going the Whiteman's Way: Kinship and Marriage Among Australian Aborigines
No preview available - 2004