Pintupi Country, Pintupi Self : Sentiment, Place and Politics among Western Desert Aborigines [Signed]
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1986. 1st ed., octavo, cloth boards, dustjacket, b&w illus, maps, pp 334. Dustjacket worn and fraying to top edge. Presentation copy (to Western Australian anthropologist), signed by the author. Very good condition in good d.j.
The Pintupi - a hunting-and-gathering people of Australia's Westen Desert - were among the last Aborigines to come into contact with white society. This book presents a comprehensive ethnographic interpretation of the ways Pintupi politics, cosmology, kinship systems, nomadic patterns, and social values reinforce and sometimes contradict each other. The book is based on the author's fieldwork over three year period. Item #100727
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