Content tagged with Anthropology

Visual knowledge: Spencer and Gillen’s use of photography in "The Native Tribes of Central Australia"

The Native Tribes of Central Australia, published in 1899, was by far and away the best photographically illustrated ethnography up to that time. It...

Publication or resource - 15 Feb 2015

Anthropology and connection reports in Native Title claim applications

Queensland and Western Australia require Connection Reports to establish the relationship between claimants and the land claimed. Dr Julie...

Publication or resource - 13 Feb 2015

Expert witness or advocate? Emerging issues and future directions

The common law recognition of Native Title in the High Court’s Mabo decision in 1992 and the Commonwealth Native Title Act have transformed the...

Publication or resource - 13 Feb 2015

Preserving culture in federal court proceedings: Gender restrictions and anthropological experts

Gender-based secrecy within the religious domain is an integral feature of most Australian Aboriginal societies. Within the context of Native...

Publication or resource - 13 Feb 2015

Familiar places

Anthropologist Peter Sutton is taken by an Aboriginal family, the Naponans, to map hereditary clan country in northern Queensland where they hope to...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2015

Diaspora, materialism, tradition: Anthropological issues in the recent High Court appeal of the Yorta Yorta

In this paper, Dr Weiner inspects some of the appeals made to tradition and continuity of tradition in the High Court appeal of the Yorta Yorta...

Publication or resource - 11 Feb 2015

An anthropological perspective on writing for the court

Native Title is a relatively recent, complex legal process that raises particular issues for anthropologists working within it. Katie Glaskin...

Publication or resource - 6 Feb 2015

Anthropology and applications for the recognition of Native Title

The practice of anthropology has become central to the process whereby applicants seek to have their Native Title claims recognised. Despite this,...

Publication or resource - 5 Feb 2015

Ethnographic evidence, rights and interests, and Native Title claim research

Australia’s Native Titles system brings together a range of sectors and disciplines, including the legal and anthropological professions. While...

Publication or resource - 5 Feb 2015

Societies, communities and Native Title

In this paper, anthropologist Kinglsey Palmer examines the use and meaning of the terms ‘community’ and ‘society’ in Native Title cases....

Publication or resource - 5 Feb 2015

Whitening Race: Essays in social and cultural criticism

Summary With its focus on Australia, Whitening race engages with relations between migration, Indigenous dispossession and whiteness. It creates a...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Remembering the future: Walpiri life through the prism of drawing

Summary What can drawings reveal about their makers? In 1953 anthropologist Mervyn Meggitt invited Warlpiri men at Hooker Creek to draw with crayons...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Encounters with Indigeneity

Summary For four decades Jeremy Beckett has shone a light on previously marginalised fields of life. While the many went in search of ‘...

Publication or resource - 28 Jan 2015

Encounters with Indigeneity

Summary For four decades Jeremy Beckett has shone a light on previously marginalised fields of life. While the many went in search of ‘...

Publication or resource - 28 Jan 2015

Encounters with Indigeneity

Summary For four decades Jeremy Beckett has shone a light on previously marginalised fields of life. While the many went in search of ‘...

Publication or resource - 28 Jan 2015

Calling the shots: Aboriginal photographies

Summary Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were often produced under unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such...

Publication or resource - 28 Jan 2015

Calling the shots: Aboriginal photographies

Summary Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were often produced under unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such...

Publication or resource - 28 Jan 2015

Calling the shots: Aboriginal photographies

Summary Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were often produced under unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such...

Publication or resource - 28 Jan 2015

Belonging Together: Dealing with the politics of disenchantment in Australian Indigenous policy

Summary Belonging together provides a unique overview of the trajectory of current Indigenous policy, with Sullivan advancing a new consolidated...

Publication or resource - 28 Jan 2015

An appreciation of difference: WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia

Summary WEH Stanner was a public intellectual whose work reached beyond the walls of the academy, and he remains a highly significant figure in...

Publication or resource - 28 Jan 2015

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