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Author Toussaint, Sandy.

Title Phyllis Kaberry and me : anthropology, history and Aboriginal Australia
Published Carlton South : Melbourne University Press, 1999


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.89915 Tou/Pka  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 128 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Kaberry the person, poet, anthropologist -- 2. Re-visiting Kaberry's legacy -- 3. Another time, another anthropologist -- 4. Aboriginal tutelage has taught me ... -- 5. Ethnographic reflections
Summary "Phyllis Kaberry was one of an early - and largely forgotten - group of women anthropologists in Australia. Her pioneering fieldwork, later published as Aboriginal Women: Sacred and Profane (1939), led her to a distinguished academic career in London, where she died in 1977. Kaberry's approach was then a most unusual one: she investigated life from the vantage point of women, although not to the exclusion of men." "Fifty years later, Sandy Toussaint undertook her own fieldwork in some of the same communities, where she found people who still remembered Kaberry. In revisiting and re-evaluating Kaberry's work and intellectual legacy, Toussaint also caught glimpses of the private person behind it - eccentric, a little mysterious, with a restless, passionate mind." "Phyllis Kaberry and Me raises questions about the nature of biography, the doing and writing of ethnography, the representation and interpretation of culture, and the changes and continuities in Aboriginal Australia."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Aboriginal culture
Cultural anthropology
Phyllis Kaberry
Sandy Toussaint
Western Australia
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 115-124
Subject Kaberry, Phyllis Mary, 1910-
Kaberry, Phyllis M. (Phyllis Mary), 1910-
Kaberry, Phyllis M. (Phyllis Mary), 1910-1977
Toussaint, Sandy.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Kimberley Region (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Anthropology -- History.
Anthropology -- Australia -- History.
Ethnology -- Methodology.
Ethnologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Ethnology -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.)
Ethnology -- Australia -- Kimberley Region (W.A.)
Ethnology -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Women anthropologists -- Australia.
Women anthropologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Women ethnologists -- Australia.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 00303969
ISBN 0522848354