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Singing Saltwater Country

Author : John Bradley
ISBN : 9781742690926
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Bradley's compelling account of three decades living with the Yanyuwa people of the Gulf of Carpentaria and of how the elders revealed to him the ancient songlines of their Dreaming.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Knowledge And Power In Prehistoric Societies

Author : Lynne Kelly
ISBN : 9781316368473
Genre : Social Science
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In this book, Lynne Kelly explores the role of formal knowledge systems in small-scale oral cultures in both historic and archaeological contexts. In the first part, she examines knowledge systems within historically recorded oral cultures, showing how the link between power and the control of knowledge is established. Analyzing the material mnemonic devices used by documented oral cultures, she demonstrates how early societies maintained a vast corpus of pragmatic information concerning animal behavior, plant properties, navigation, astronomy, genealogies, laws and trade agreements, among other matters. In the second part Kelly turns to the archaeological record of three sites, Chaco Canyon, Poverty Point and Stonehenge, offering new insights into the purpose of the monuments and associated decorated objects. This book demonstrates how an understanding of rational intellect, pragmatic knowledge and mnemonic technologies in prehistoric societies offers a new tool for analysis of monumental structures built by non-literate cultures.
Category: Social Science

Other People S Country

Author : Timothy Neale
ISBN : 9781317219453
Genre : Social Science
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Other People’s Country thinks through the entangled objects of law – legislation, policies, institutions, treaties and so on – that ‘govern’ waters and that make bodies of water ‘lawful’ within settler colonial sites today. Informed by the theoretical interventions of cosmopolitics and political ecology, each opening up new approaches to questions of politics and ‘the political’, the chapters in this book locate these insights within material settler colonial ‘places’ rather than abstract structures of domination. A claim to water – whether by Indigenous peoples or settlers – is not simply a claim to a resource. It is a claim to knowledge and to the constitution of place and therefore, in the terms of Isabelle Stengers, to the continued constitution of the past, present and future of real worlds. Including contributions from the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, cultural geography, critical legal studies, and settler colonial studies, this collection not only engages with issues of law, water and entitlement in different national contexts – including Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, New Caledonia and the USA – but also from diverse disciplinary and institutional contexts. This book was originally published as a special issue of Settler Colonial Studies.
Category: Social Science

Relating To Rock Art In The Contemporary World

Author : Liam M. Brady
ISBN : 9781607324980
Genre : Social Science
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Rock art has long been considered an archaeological artifact reflecting activities from the past, yet it is also a phenomenon with present-day meaning and relevance to both indigenous and non-indigenous communities. Relating to Rock Art in the Contemporary World challenges traditional ways of thinking about this highly recognizable form of visual heritage and provides insight into its contemporary significance. One of the most visually striking forms of material culture embedded in landscapes, rock art is ascribed different meanings by diverse groups of people including indigenous peoples, governments, tourism offices, and the general public, all of whom relate to images and sites in unique ways. In this volume, leading scholars from around the globe shift the discourse from a primarily archaeological basis to one that examines the myriad ways that symbolism, meaning, and significance in rock art are being renegotiated in various geographical and cultural settings, from Australia to the British Isles. They also consider how people manage the complex meanings, emotions, and cultural and political practices tied to rock art sites and how these factors impact processes relating to identity construction and reaffirmation today. Richly illustrated and geographically diverse, Relating to Rock Art in the Contemporary World connects archaeology, anthropology, and heritage studies. The book will appeal to students and scholars of archaeology, anthropology, heritage, heritage management, identity studies, art history, indigenous studies, and visual theory, as well as professionals and amateurs who have vested or avocational interests in rock art. Contributors: Agustín Acevedo, Manuel Bea, Jutinach Bowonsachoti, Gemma Boyle, John J. Bradley, Noelene Cole, Inés Domingo, Kurt E. Dongoske, Davida Eisenberg-Degen, Dánae Fiore, Ursula K. Frederick, Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Catherine Namono, George H. Nash, John Norder, Marianna Ocampo, Joshua Schmidt, Duangpond Singhaseni, Benjamin W. Smith, Atthasit Sukkham, Noel Hidalgo Tan, Watinee Tanompolkrang, Luke Taylor, Dagmara Zawadzka
Category: Social Science

International Perspectives In Feminist Ecocriticism

Author : Greta Gaard
ISBN : 9781134079599
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring environmental literature from a feminist perspective, this volume presents a diversity of feminist ecocritical approaches to affirm the continuing contributions, relevance, and necessity of a feminist perspective in environmental literature, culture, and science. Feminist ecocriticism has a substantial history, with roots in second- and third-wave feminist literary criticism, women’s environmental writing and social change activisms, and eco-cultural critique, and yet both feminist and ecofeminist literary perspectives have been marginalized. The essays in this collection build on the belief that the repertoire of violence (conceptual and literal) toward nature and women comprising our daily lives must become central to our ecocritical discussions, and that basic literacy in theories about ethics are fundamental to these discussions. The book offers an international collection of scholarship that includes ecocritical theory, literary criticism, and ecocultural analyses, bringing a diversity of perspectives in terms of gender, sexuality, and race. Reconnecting with the histories of feminist and ecofeminist literary criticism, and utilizing new developments in postcolonial ecocriticism, animal studies, queer theory, feminist and gender studies, cross-cultural and international ecocriticism, this timely volume develops a continuing and international feminist ecocritical perspective on literature, language, and culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Stradbrokes Traumzeit

Author : Oodgeroo Noonuccal
ISBN : 3861420759
Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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Evolutionsbiologie

Author : Volker Storch
ISBN : 9783642328367
Genre : Science
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Die gut eingeführte "Evolutionsbiologie" von Volker Storch, Ulrich Welsch und Michael Wink liegt inzwischen in 3., sehr gründlich überarbeiteter und aktualisierter Neuauflage vor. Die Autoren schildern den bisherigen Ablauf der Evolution der Organismen durch die Jahrmillionen, die molekularen Grundlagen der Evolution und - unter verschiedenen Aspekten - die Evolution des Menschen und seiner nächsten Verwandten. Zahlreiche Exkurse, viele von renommierten Wissenschaftlern verfasst, erläutern besonders aktuelle Themen.
Category: Science

Dancing With Disaster

Author : Kate Rigby
ISBN : 9780813936895
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more complex account of such calamities, Kate Rigby examines a variety of past disasters, from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to the mega-hurricanes of the twenty-first century, revealing the dynamic interaction of diverse human and nonhuman factors in their causation, unfolding, and aftermath. Focusing on the link between the ways disasters are framed by the stories told about them and how people tend to respond to them in practice, Rigby also shows how works of narrative fiction invite ethical reflection on human relations with one another, with our often unruly earthly environs, and with other species in the face of eco-catastrophe. In its investigation of an array of authors from the Romantic period to the present—including Heinrich von Kleist, Mary Shelley, Theodor Storm, Colin Thiele, and Alexis Wright— Dancing with Disaster demonstrates the importance of the environmental humanities in the development of more creative, compassionate, ecologically oriented, and socially just responses to the perils and possibilities of the Anthropocene. Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism
Category: Literary Criticism

Wer Hat Angst Vor Jasper Jones

Author : Craig Silvey
ISBN : 9783644458116
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Laura Wishart ist fort. Ein für alle Mal. Sie wurde auf einer seltsamen Lichtung getötet, die nur Jasper Jones bekannt ist. Und ich habe sie dort hängen sehen. Australien 1965. Mitten in der Nacht wird der 13-jährige Charlie Bucktin vom Klopfen an seinem Fenster geweckt. Draußen steht Jasper Jones, der Außenseiter der kleinen Stadt Corrigan und zugleich ein unbestimmter Held für Charlie. Jasper bittet ihn um Hilfe, und so stiehlt sich Charlie mit ihm durch den nächtlichen australischen Busch – voller Angst, aber auch voller Abenteuerlust. Auf einer geheimen Lichtung wird Charlie Zeuge von Jaspers schrecklicher Entdeckung. Mit diesem beklemmenden Geheimnis in seinem Herzen durchlebt Charlie eine Zeit der Angst, der falschen Verdächtigungen – und des Erwachens. In einem einzigen drückend heißen Sommer, in dem sich Charlies Leben für immer verändert, wird er lernen, die Wahrheit von der Lüge zu unterscheiden und sich vor Gerüchten zu fürchten wie vor einem Fluch. «Der wunderbar geschriebene Roman erzählt von Freundschaft, Rassismus und sozialer Ausgrenzung. Eine Hommage an ‹Wer die Nachtigall stört› und ‹Die Abenteuer des Huckleberry Finn›.» (Marie Claire UK)
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Voss

Author : Patrick White
ISBN : 9783462411447
Genre : Fiction
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Um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts treffen sich in Sydney die Teilnehmer einer Expedition, die im Auftrag einiger wohlhabender Bürger der Kolonie das unbekannte Innere des australischen Kontinents erforschen soll. Ihr Leiter ist Johann Ulrich Voß, ein deutscher Wissenschaftler. In der betriebsamen Atmosphäre der aufblühenden Hauptstadt von Neu-Südwales mit ihren Kaufleuten und Offizieren, den verwöhnten und schönen Frauen einer reichen, selbstzufriedenen Gesellschaft lernt der spröde, aber von unbändigem Willen besessene Voß Laura Trevelyan, eine junge Waise, kennen. Obwohl es nur zu einer flüchtigen Begegnung kommt und Voß bald darauf mit seiner Expedition die Stadt verläßt, soll eine seltsam tiefe Leidenschaft ihrer beider Schicksal eng verketten.Die Expedition bringt unvorstellbare Anstrengungen und Entbehrungen. Die physischen Belastungen, denen die Männer in einer mächtigen, dem Menschen feindlichen Natur unterworfen sind, die Zerwürfnisse unter ihnen, die Überfälle der Ureinwohner und schließlich der tragische Ausgang des Unternehmens sind die äußeren Geschehnisse, die Patrick White in einer ironisch-realistischen, an kühnen Bildern und eigenwilligen Metaphern reichen Sprache schildert.Gleichsam auf einer zweiten Bühne spielen sich die Vorgänge in Sydney ab, wo Laura die wahre Wirklichkeit ihres Lebens in jenen Visionen erlebt, in denen sie Voß auf seinem Schicksalsweg begleitet und über Raum und Zeit hinweg an seinem vermessenen Streben, an seiner Niederlage und inneren Wandlung leidenschaftlichen Anteil nimmt. So wird in den farbigen Kulissen des kolonialen Lebens eine Welt hintergründiger Beziehungen und magischer Verstrickungen sichtbar, in der sich die zwiespältige Persönlichkeit des deutschen Forschers Voß zu legendärer Größe entfaltet.
Category: Fiction