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What Now: Everyday Endurance and Social Intensity in an Australian Aboriginal Community

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What Now

Everyday Endurance and Social Intensity in an Australian Aboriginal Community

Cameo Dalley

274 pages, 25 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-885-6 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Not Yet Published (October 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-886-3 eBook Not Yet Published

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Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork undertaken since 2006, the book addresses some of the most topical aspects of remote Aboriginal life in Australia. This includes the role of kinship and family, relationships to land and sea, and cross-cultural relations with non-Aboriginal residents. There is also extensive treatment of contemporary issues relating to alcohol consumption, violence, use of the internet and social media, and the impact of systemic ill health. This richly detailed portrayal provides a nuanced account of being and becoming on Mornington Island.

Cameo Dalley is a Research Fellow at Deakin University's Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation in Melbourne, Australia.

Subject: General Anthropology Sociology Development Studies
Area: Asia-Pacific


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Notes on Text
List of Abbreviations

Introduction: A Return

Chapter 1. Locating the State
Chapter 2. Whitefellas and Blackfellas
Chapter 3. Contemporary Aboriginal Family
Chapter 4. Who Crashed the Ambulance? Alcohol and Violence
Chapter 5. Connections to Land and Sea

Conclusion: Many Returns


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