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Hunter-gatherers and the state : the economic anthropology of the Gunwinggu of North Australia

Altman, Jon


This thesis is an account of the economic system of the eastern Gunwinggu of North-Central Arnhem Land, Australia , during the period 1979-80. In the Introduction, I set out to examine how the fa c t that there are hunter-gatherer societies encapsulated within the modern Australian National State can be explained. For such a resilience is counter to the predictions of three important theoretical approaches - modernisation, dependency, and articulation of modes of production - that...[Show more]

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Date published: 1982-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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