Dingo Makes Us Human: Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture

Dingo Makes Us Human Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture This original ethnography brings indigenous people s stories into conversations around troubling questions of social justice and environmental care Deborah Bird Rose lived for two years with the Yarra

  • Title: Dingo Makes Us Human: Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture
  • Author: Deborah Bird Rose
  • ISBN: 9780521794848
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • This original ethnography brings indigenous people s stories into conversations around troubling questions of social justice and environmental care Deborah Bird Rose lived for two years with the Yarralin community in the Northern Territory s remote Victoria River Valley Her engagement with the people s stories and their action in the world leads her to this analysis of aThis original ethnography brings indigenous people s stories into conversations around troubling questions of social justice and environmental care Deborah Bird Rose lived for two years with the Yarralin community in the Northern Territory s remote Victoria River Valley Her engagement with the people s stories and their action in the world leads her to this analysis of a multi centred poetics of life and land The book speaks to issues that are of immediate and broad concern today traditional ecological knowledge, kinship between humans and other living things, colonising history, environmental history, and sacred geography Now in paperback, this award winning exploration of the Yarralin people is available to a whole new readership The boldly direct and personal approach will be illuminating and accessible to general readers, while also of great value to experienced anthropologists.

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    1. In the years since the 1967 Referendum that gave them self-determination, the Yarralin people of the Northern Territory moved off the cattle stations to which they were indentured, and onto their own land. Deborah Bird Rose presents an excellent ethnography of these people in 'Dingo Makes Us Human'. An American-born researcher, she is now a Professor in the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University, Sydney. The title refers to a very poignant (and kind of funny) story in wh [...]

    2. This book is really about Australian Anthropology and the Society of the Yarralin in Australia. The title is, however, fitting, although "dog" would probably have been a better choice, because the author himself says that in the published dreamtime stories dingoes are not seen as anything other than dogs. Who is interested while find something of the cultural experiences and dream-time status of dogs in these individuals and the society of Yarralin. The status of the dog covers protector, enemy, [...]

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