The Politics of Ritual in an Aboriginal Settlement: Kinship, Gender, and the Currency of Knowledge. Francoise Dussart.

The Politics of Ritual in an Aboriginal Settlement: Kinship, Gender, and the Currency of Knowledge

Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.
First Edition. Hardcover.
Near Fine Condition / Very Good.
Item #0001318
ISBN: 1560983930

The Warlpiri of the Central Australian Desert maintain links to each other and to their lands in ritual performances that recreate the Dreaming itineraries of Ancestral Beings, such as Fire, Water, the Honey Ant, or the Emu. Each Warlpiri "owns at least one Dreaming, but the performances of Dreaming stories are generally overseen by "business" or ritual leaders who ensure their proper reenactment. A rich, lucid, and fully realized ethnography. Dussart's exceptionally deep understanding of language and culture combines with a brilliant yet graceful theoretical skill to take the reader directly into Warlpiri culture. Near Fine Condition in Very Good Plus Dust Jacket. 269 pages. Very light soiling/markings/foxing to covers, edges, and occasionally throughout. Light shelf wear to jacket. Light wear to jacket edges. Half-removed price sticker on jacket flap. Shipped Weight: .55 kilos. ISBN: 1560983930. ISBN/EAN: 9781560983934.

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