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Author Babidge, Sally.

Title Aboriginal family and the state : the conditions of history / Sally Babidge
Published Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 269 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific
Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Series Editors' Preface: Kinship, Process and History; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 Fieldwork, Fishing and Funerals; 2 Knowledge and Control, Violence and Protection; 3 Under the Act; 4 Family Affairs: Relations and Relatedness; 5 Home, Family, Polity; 6 Meetings: Social Practice and the Construction of Identity; 7 Elders and 'Old People'; 8 The Sociality of Death and Funerals; 9 Aboriginal Family and the Australian State; Appendix; References; Index
Summary With a rich discussion of the production, practice and inscription of social relations, Aboriginal Family and the State examines everyday expressions of 'family', and events such as meetings and funerals, demonstrating that kinship is formed and reformed through a complicated social practice of competing demands on identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Kinship.
Families, Aboriginal Australian -- Government policy.
Family policy -- Australia.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Australia -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0754679357 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
075469853X (electronic bk.)
9780754679356 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780754698531 (electronic bk.)