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Pintupi Country, Pintupi Self

Sentiment, Place, and Politics among Western Desert Aborigines

Fred R. Myers (Author)

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Paperback, 334 pages
ISBN: 9780520074118
May 1991
$31.95, £27.00
The Pintupi, a hunting-and-gathering people of Australia's Western Desert, were among the last Aborigines to come into contact with white society. Despite their extended relocation in central Australian settlements, they have managed to preserve much of their traditional culture and social organization. This book presents a comprehensive ethnographic interpretation of the ways in which Pintupi politics, cosmology, kinship systems, nomadic patterns, and social values reinforce and sometimes contradict each other.
Fred R. Myers is Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University.

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