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Aboriginal Woman Sacred and Profane

2nd Edition

By Phyllis Kaberry


352 pages

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First published in 1939 by Routledge, this classic ethnography portrays the aboriginal woman as she really is - a complex social personality with her own prerogatives, duties, problems, beliefs, rituals and point of view. This groundbreaking and enduring study was researched in North-West Australia between 1935 and 1936 and was written by a woman who truly pioneered the study of gender in anthropology

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Wielders of the Digging-Stick; Chapter 2 The Social and Spiritual Background of the Aboriginal Child; Chapter 3 Childhood; Chapter 4 On the Threshold of Marriage; Chapter 5 The Laws of Marriage and the Needs of the Individual; Chapter 6 Rights and Duties of Women in Marriage; Chapter 7 The Functions of Women in the Larger Social Groups; Chapter 8 The Spiritual Heritage of Aboriginal Woman; Chapter 9 Women's Ceremonies; Chapter 10 Women's Secret Corroborees; Chapter 11 Aboriginal Women - Sacred and Profane

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Routledge Classic Ethnographies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General