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The social organisation of Wadeye's heavy metal mobs

Mansfield, John

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The heavy metal mobs of Wadeye (notorious in the media as 'heavy metal gangs') are a new form of Aboriginal social organisation, almost entirely constituted by collateral kinship rather than descent relations. Dozens of overlapping mobs are each made up o

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61485
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1111/taja.12035

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