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Skin, Kin and Clan: The Dynamics of Social Categories in Indigenous Australia

McConvell, Patrick; Kelly, Piers; Lacrampe, Sebastien

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Australia is unique in the world for its diverse and interlocking systems of Indigenous social organisation. On no other continent do we see such an array of complex and contrasting social arrangements, coordinated through a principle of ‘universal kinship’ whereby two strangers meeting for the first time can recognise one another as kin. For some time, Australian kinship studies suffered from poor theorisation and insufficient aggregation of data. The large-scale AustKin project sought to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/187221
DOI: 10.22459/SKC.04.2018
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher site

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