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Daughters of the Dreaming by Diane Bell

Daughters of the Dreaming

by Diane Bell

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I. Into the Field
II. Change and Continuity (Reclaiming the Past; Fragments from the Frontier; The Present, Warrabri; The Jukurrpa; Bosses not Prisoners)
III. The Sustaining Ideals: Land, Love and Well-Being (The Kaytej Jilimi and 'Ring Place'; Yawulyu and Land; Health; Love)
IV. We Follow One Law ('Sometimes We Dance Together'; Making Young Men)
V. The Problem of Women
Appendix 1. The Warlpiri Orthography; The Arrernte and Kaytej Orthographies
Appendix 2. Kinship; The Subsection System; Country Relations; Marriage; Ritual Reciprocity
  WARM | Nov 29, 2008 |
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First published in 1983, "Daughters of the Dreaming" remains an important study of Aboriginal women's lives from a woman's perspective. In this second edition, Diane Bell reviews her work from the position of the 1990s. In her epilogue she discusses her writing as a young anthropologist in the field from the current standpoint as a professor one decade on. "Daughters of Dreaming" raised issues about gender relations in Aboriginal society that are still being discussed and debated. For Bell, a disturbing enigma was that anthropologists depicted a group of proud women, knowledgeable in the ways of the Dreaming Law, as second-class citizens. She redresses this by presenting a factual account of the roles played by Aboriginal women.

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