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Re-reading Ronald Berndt: Exploring the Depths of his Yolngu Ethnography

Morphy, Howard


The title of this essay sets its dialogic structure. Ronald Berndt's writing at times obscured the core insights that he had about Yolngu society, and partly as a consequence Australian anthropology has not yet made the best use of the immense richness of his ethnographic legacy. In retrospect, in many areas of their research the Berndts were pioneers addressing themes and topics that had been for too long ignored. They opened up new fields of study and redressed some of the imbalances...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Anthropological Forum
DOI: 10.1080/00664670802695624


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