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Author Bain, Margaret S.

Title The Aboriginal - white encounter : towards better communication / Margaret S. Bain
Published Darwin : Australian Aborigines and Islanders Branch, Summer Institute of Linguistics, c1992
Darwin : Australian Aborigines and Islanders Branch, Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1992


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 W'PONDS  302.2089915 Bai/Awe  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 251 p. ; 25 cm
Series SIL-AAIB occasional papers ; no. 2
SIL-AAIB occasional papers ; no. 2
Summary Looks for explanations for miscommunication between Aborigines and whites, through examining different world views and kinship interaction expressed in studies by Stanner, Elkin and Strehlow; uses transactions between white and Aboriginal people in Aputula at work, school, hotel or in administration, and the lexical and grammatical features of Pitjantjatajara language to find differences in cross-cultural degrees of abstraction; analyses replies to a social survey of Aputula in 1968 to show answers to general questions answered in terms of specific experience; gives case studies of problems concerning the store and the housing program; seeks answers from psychological theories of Piaget as applied by Hallpike; sees practical implication of the differences in world view in aspects of daily cross 0 -cultural interactions; offers some suggestions to improve communication
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: p. 233-237
Subject Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979.
Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert)
Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980.
Stanner, W. E. H., 1905-1981.
Strehlow, T. G. H. (Theodor George Henry), 1908-1978.
Aborigines, Australian -- Psychology
Aborigines, Australian -- Public opinion
Pitjantjatajara (Australian people) -- Social conditions
Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Government relations
Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Social conditions
Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Communication
Intercultural communication -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Psychology
Aboriginal Australians -- Public opinion
Public opinion -- Australia.
Politics and government.
Race relations.
Pitjantjatjara (Australian people)
Pitjantjatjara language C6.
Finke (N.T.) -- Politics and government
Finke (N.T.) -- Race relations
Northern Territory -- Finke.
Author Summer Institute of Linguistics. Australian Aborigines and Islanders Branch
LC no. 93126020
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