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Author Altman, Jon C., 1954-

Title Hunter-gatherers today : an Aboriginal economy in north Australia / J.C. Altman
Published Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1987

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 W'PONDS  330.99429506 Alt  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  303.99429506 Alt/Hgt  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Includes index
Summary Analysis of Momega outstation economy; eastern Gunwinggu people; social, geographic setting; dietary analysis; sources of cash income; market replacement values of subsistence foodstuff; market value of art and craft production, mens vs womens; expenditure patterns, consumer goods, capital; price fluctuations over the period of fieldwork; Questions Sahlins original affluence hypothesis; discusses work, labour in subsistence economy; reckoning of time, activity patterns, work density, productivity, composition of hunting and gathering teams, leadership on the hunt; examines system of redistribution, sharing of subsistence produce; influential factors include type of game, seasonal variation, kinship, status of hunter, coresidence; introduction of unemployment benefits, bases for sharing cash; conflict between local values, indigenous social security system and Federal governments system of awarding social security payments, local anomolies in payments; cash sharing and kinship distance, gambling rings, types of card games, division of goods into traditional and market spheres; rules for utilisation of various types of goods; regulation of consumption of bush foods by means of prohibitions and taboos; adaption vs adoption of market goods; discusses ceremonial and market exchange; range of exchange types, ceremonial exchange cycle; economic significance of ceremonial vs market exchange; seasonal migration between township and outstation
Analysis Aboriginal Australians Economic conditions Australia Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Economic anthropology Australia Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Gunwinggu (Australian people) Economic conditions
Hunting and gathering societies Australia Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 237-246
Notes Copy 2 of B A468.85/H1 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Economic conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Economic conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Maningrida (N.T.) -- Economic conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Maningrida, Northern Territory -- Economic conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Economic conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Maningrida -- Economic conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Economic anthropology -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Economic anthropology -- Australia -- Maningrida (N.T.)
Economic anthropology -- Maningrida, Northern Territory
Economic anthropology -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Maningrida
Gunwinggu (Australian people)
Gunwinggu (Australian people) -- Economic conditions.
Hunting and gathering societies -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Hunting and gathering societies -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Hunting and gathering societies -- Australia -- Maningrida (N.T.)
Hunting and gathering societies -- Maningrida, Northern Territory
Hunting and gathering societies -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Maningrida
Kunwinjku (Australian people) -- Economic conditions
Wild foods -- Australia.
Maningrida (N.T.) -- Economic conditions
Author Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
LC no. 88116570
ISBN 0855751762
Other Titles Aboriginal economy in north Australia