This thesis is an examination of the relationship between the organisation, ownership and content
of religious practice and knowledge, marriage, and power relations in Yolnu society.
In the Introduction I argue that older men require the authority gained through their control of
secret ceremonies and religious knowledge, in
order to sustain a polygynous regime. Further, the particular form of
Yolnu religious institutions makes possible the operation of their particu lar system of...[Show more]
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