Encountering Aborigines - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080170718, 9781483181554

Encountering Aborigines

1st Edition

A Case Study: Anthropology and the Australian Aboriginal

Authors: Kenelm Burridge
Editors: Cyril S. Belshaw
eBook ISBN: 9781483181554
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 272
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Encountering Aborigines: A Case Study: Anthropology and the Australian Aboriginal details the concerns in contemporary anthropological research of aboriginal Australians. The title covers the various aspects of anthropological studies conducted on Australian Aboriginals. The text discusses the contemporary attitude of the modern world toward Aborigines. The selection also details the social system, cultural practices and traditions, and religion of Aborigines. The book will be of great use to anthropologists, sociologists, and behavioral scientists.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Anthropological Man Introduction The Reach into Otherness A European Signature Chapter 2 Australian Man Aboriginal Studies: Perspective The Skeins of Life "We" and "They" Chapter 3 Transitional Man Placing Aborigines What Kind of Man Rational Deceptions Science, Morality, and Intellectual Perception Chapter 4 Organization Man Fixing the Purposes Criteria of Comparison The Logical and Empirical Mathematics, Objectivity, and Sociological Language Chapter 5 Religious Man Phenomenon and Ontology Religious Life Totemism Mythologies Reality and Illusion Chapter 6 Man Transformed The Encounter: Action Dimensions A Reformer's Science The Contact Situation Conclusion Works Cited Index


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About the Author

Kenelm Burridge

About the Editor

Cyril S. Belshaw

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