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Strange Relatives: Mutualities and Dependencies Between Aborigines and Pastoralists in the Northern Kimberley

Redmond, Anthony

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In the northern Kimberley (WA) Aborigines and Europeans living and working on pastoral leases have improvised means of staving off, incorporating and generally managing the other's demands on their psychophysical resources. Local racial politics configure a hierarchised social field around a few central figures: founding European lease-holders and their male children by non-local, mixed-descent Aboriginal women, mixed descent head-stock-men born of a European leaseholder and a local Aboriginal...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRedmond, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:45:47Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T22:45:47Z
dc.identifier.issn0029-8077
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/79955
dc.description.abstractIn the northern Kimberley (WA) Aborigines and Europeans living and working on pastoral leases have improvised means of staving off, incorporating and generally managing the other's demands on their psychophysical resources. Local racial politics configure a hierarchised social field around a few central figures: founding European lease-holders and their male children by non-local, mixed-descent Aboriginal women, mixed descent head-stock-men born of a European leaseholder and a local Aboriginal woman, and then local Ngarinyin people who constitute most of the work-force. In this paper, I analyse the intercultural dynamics of this social field employing R.D. Laing's notion of the 'family phantasy'. The subject-matter also entails theoretical reconsideration of questions concerning the relative openness or otherwise of Indigenous Australian socio-cultural categories.
dc.publisherOceania Publications
dc.sourceOceania
dc.titleStrange Relatives: Mutualities and Dependencies Between Aborigines and Pastoralists in the Northern Kimberley
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume75
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor160104 - Social and Cultural Anthropology
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub8306
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationRedmond, Anthony, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage234
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage246
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T10:25:10Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-27844574726
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