This thesis is an ethnography of literacy. It is also a study of the social process of learning.
It focuses on a remote Aboriginal group in the Western Desert of Australia. Although the
last out of the desert (the first wave came out in the 1930s and the last in the 1960s), the Ngaanyatjarra encountered an unusual sequence of relatively benign post-contact
experiences and were never removed from their traditional country.
A literacy perspective is used to trace the history of the...[Show more]
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