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(Im)mobility: Regional population structures in Aboriginal Australia

Morphy, Frances


The socio-cultural factors underlying contemporary Aboriginal settlement and mobility patterns are invisible to the categorisations that underpin both demographic modelling and policy that relies on that modelling. Taking the Yolngu people of north east Arnhem Land as a case study, this paper elaborates an anchored network model consisting of three tiers - an ontologicatly prior ancestral geography, with its associated contemporary settlements, to which kin-based networks are anchored by nodal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues


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