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The politico-historical construction of the Pintupi Luritja and the concept of tribe

Holcombe, Sarah


This paper explores the history of the emergence of Pintupi Luritja as the dominant language in the Central Australian community of Amunturrngu (Mt Liebig), traced from the people's first encounters with settlement in the 1940s at Haasts Bluff, through to the present. It is a political history, as movement toward settlement demanded a re-structuring of social relations within a newly settled polity. To elaborate on this polity I examine the concept of a language community through the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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