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Author Brandenstein, C. G. von (Carl Georg), 1909-

Title Names and substance of the Australian subsection system / C.G. von Brandenstein
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1982]
©1982

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Description 199 pages, 11 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Concerning Selected Other Works -- 2. Aboriginal Opinion I -- Words for Totem -- Moiety Areas -- Section Areas -- 3. The Subsection Model -- 4. The Systems Grouped -- List 1: Diagrams of the Subsection Systems -- 5. Subsection Names for the Uninitiated -- List II -- 6. All Subsection Names Listed -- List III -- 7. The Meaning -- 8. The Rainbow Mystery -- 9. Introduction to the Maps -- 10. The Diffusion -- The Place of Origin -- The Case of the Eastern Sections -- Northern Centre - Gulf of Carpentaria -- Into Arnhem Land -- Within Subsection Group 2 -- 11. Subsection Shift -- (i) From Moieties to Sections -- (ii) From Moieties to Subsections -- (iii) From Sections to Subsections -- (iv) From Semi-Moieties to Subsections -- 12. Aboriginal Opinion II -- Subsection Areas -- 13. Totem Affiliation I -- Symbolic Colour Schemes -- The Four-Flying Foxes -- The Four Types of Honey -- The Clouds -- The Winds -- Totem Affiliation II -- The Two Ant-Hills, The Two Dogs -- The Dugong Couple, The Two Emus -- Fire, Two Goannas -- The Kangaroo Couple, Sun and Moon -- 14. Totem Affiliation III -- Subsection Totem Lists I, II, III -- Comments -- 15. Summary and Conclusion -- Notes -- Addenda and Corrigenda -- References -- Index of Tribal or Language Names -- Index of Names of Other Peoples -- Index of Geographical Names -- Maps I - V -- 1 Plate -- 4 Figures
Summary Structural analysis of subsection system as opposition between six basic physical or temperamental qualities; constructs from this classification an Aboriginal World Order; material drawn from many areas, with an emphasis on north-west Australia; includes tribal index to contents
Analysis Aboriginal Australians Kinship
Aboriginal Australians Philosophy
Kinship Australia
Totemism
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [176]-193
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Kinship.
Aboriginal Australians -- Philosophy.
Kinship -- Australia.
Philosophy, Aboriginal Australian.
Totemism.
LC no. 82004869
ISBN 0226864812