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Arguments about Aborigines: Australia and the Evolution of Social Anthropology


Publisher:Cambridge University Press



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: June. 1996 Pages: 212 Publisher: University. Camidge Press In the Debates which FOLLOWED THE PUBLICATION of Darwin's book on The Origin of Species AUSTRALIAN Aborigines Were USED AS of The ideal exemplars of early human Forms by European Scholars bent on discovering the origins of social institutions. The Aborigines have consequently featured as the crucial case-study for generations of social theorists. including Tylor. Frazer. Durkheim and Freud. Arguments about Aborigines reviews a range of controversies such as family life. religion and ritual. and land rights. which marked the formative period of itish social anthropology. Professor Hiatt also examines how changes in Aboriginal practices have affected scholarly debate. This elegant book will provide a valuable introduction to aboriginal ethnography for students. scholars and the gen...

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