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Meetings with and without meat: How images of consubstantiality shape intercultural relationships in the northern Kimberley region of Western Australia

Redmond, Anthony


The highly visceral ways in which forms of consubstantiality are produced between kin in Indigenous Australian social worlds can be explored through close attention to local understandings of bodily substances and their modes of exchange and transformation. Recalling here Paul Schilder's observation that 'our attitude towards the different parts of the body can be to a great extent determined by the interest other persons take in our body' (1964: 299), this paper traces some of the ways in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: The Australian Journal of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1111/taja.12125


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