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Socio-political perspectives on localism and regionalism in the Pintupi Luritja region of central Australia: implications for service delivery and governance

Holcombe, S


This paper explores the tensions between localism and regionalism within the Indigenous polity of the Haasts Bluff Land Trust. The anthropological trend has been to focus on localism and the tendency toward dispersal and ‘atomism’. As a result less recognition has been accorded the Indigenous social and political structures that radiate out from the local to incorporate people in a wider region. The early ethnographic material on pre-contact demographic patterns is overviewed to gain...[Show more]

CollectionsNorth Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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