Growing Up in Central Australia

New Anthropological Studies of Aboriginal Childhood and Adolescence

Author: Ute Eickelkamp

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857450838

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Surprisingly little research has been carried out about how Australian Aboriginal children and teenagers experience life, shape their social world and imagine the future. This volume presents recent and original studies of life experiences outside the institutional settings of childcare and education, of those growing up in contemporary Central Australia or with strong links to the region. Focusing on the remote communities – roughly 1,200 across the continent – the volume includes case studies of language and family life in small country towns and urban contexts. These studies expertly show that forms of consciousness have changed enormously over the last hundred years for Indigenous societies more so than for the rest of Australia, yet equally notable are the continuities across generations.

The Anthropology of Childhood

Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings

Author: David F. Lancy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107072662

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

View: 6868

Enriched with anecdotes from ethnography and the daily media, this revised edition examines family structure, reproduction, profiles of children's caretakers, their treatment at different ages, their play, work, schooling, and transition to adulthood. The result is a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present.

Talk, Text and Technology

Literacy and Social Practice in a Remote Indigenous Community

Author: Inge Kral

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847697615

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 2473

Talk, Text and Technology is an ethnographic exploration of language, learning and literacy in remote Indigenous Australia. This unique work traces the historical transformation of one Indigenous group across four generations. The manner in which each generation adopts, adapts and incorporates new innovations and technologies into social practice and cultural processes is illuminated - from first mission contact and the introduction of literacy in the 1930s to youth media practices today. This book examines social, cultural and linguistic practices and addresses the implications for language and literacy socialisation.

Children and the Environment in an Australian Indigenous Community

A psychological approach

Author: Angela Kreutz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317807529

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

View: 9268

Aboriginal children represent one of the fastest growing population segments in Australia, yet the lives of Aboriginal children in their environment has rarely been subjected to systematic and in-depth study. In this book, Angela Kreutz considers the relationship between the environment, attachment and development in indigenous children, examining theoretical constructs and conceptual models by empirically road testing these ideas within a distinct cultural community.? The book presents the first empirical study on Australian Aboriginal children’s lives from within the field of child-environment studies, employing an environmental psychology perspective, combined with architectural and anthropological understandings. Chapters offer valuable insights into participatory planning and design solutions concerning Aboriginal children in their distinct community environment, and the cross-cultural character of the case study illuminates the commonalities of child development, as well as recognising the uniqueness that stems from specific histories in specific places. Children and the Environment in an Australian Indigenous Community makes significant theoretical, methodological and practical contributions to the international cross disciplinary field of child-environment studies. It will be of key interest to researchers from the fields of environmental, ecological, developmental and social psychology, as well as anthropologists, sociologists, and those studying the environment and planning. ?

Die Aranda- Und Loritja-Stamme in Zentral-Australien

Author: Carl Strehlow

Publisher: Reprint Publishing

ISBN: 9783959401937


Page: 136

View: 2172

Vollstandiger, digital restaurierter Reprint (Faksimile) der Originalausgabe von 1907 mit exzellenter Auflosung und hervorragender Lesbarkeit. Veroffentlichungen aus dem Stadtischen Volker-Museum Frankfurt am Main. Bearbeitet von Moritz Freiherr von Leonhardi. Mit 9 Fotografien und 8 Tafeln mit Beschreibung (4 der 8 Tafeln bestehen aus Zeichnungen). Zur besseren Lesbarkeit wurde das Original-Layout um 60 % vergrossert."

Childhood and adolescence

cross-cultural perspectives and applications

Author: Uwe Peter Gielen,Jaipaul L. Roopnarine

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9781567506600

Category: Psychology

Page: 470

View: 6527

Distinguished authors detail cross-cultural issues affecting youngsters, including parenting practices, gender role socialization, risk and resilience in childhood, and more. The text challenges existing beliefs about childhood development, offers current research on childrearing and socialization practices in diverse cultures, and examines social and educational policies as they relate to children and adolescents. Socialization practices within families, communities, and educational settings are included. This volume, which includes both field-based and experimental research, will appeal to practitioners, scholars, and students in the fields of child psychology, cross-cultural psychology, anthropology, sociology, child and family studies, and social work.

The education of poor and minority children

a world bibliography. Supplement, 1979-1985

Author: Meyer Weinberg

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: Education

Page: 849

View: 5468

With this first supplement to his world bibliography, which was published in 1981, Weinberg continues his efforts to retrieve and provide access to the many invaluable contributions on the subject of educating the world's poor and minority children that are frequently overlooked in the prevailing emphasis on mainstream educational and institutional concerns. Covering the literature that appeared between 1979 and 1985 in some 20,000 entries, this volume offers a detailed introduction to schooling as it is affected by the social, economic, and political forces around it.

Women authoring theology

papers and proceedings from a national conference called together by MOW, National WATAC, Women-church, Feminist Uniting Network, 24-26 May 1991, Strathfield, Sydney NSW

Author: Movement for the Ordination of Women (Australia)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 91

View: 3905

Papers and proceedings from a national conference held in Sydney during May 1991, organised by the Movement for the Ordination of Women (MOW), National WATAC (Women and the Australian Church), Women-church, and the Feminist Uniting Network. Contributors include the Hon Justice Elizabeth Evatt, AO, Dr Barbara Thiering, and German theologian Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel. Appendices include annotated listings of recent texts on feminism and religion, and of recent books on and by Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.


an international handbook of the science of language and society

Author: Ulrich Ammon,Norbert Dittmar,Klaus Mattheier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1912

View: 4317

The Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

Page: N.A

View: 2951

Long Walk Home

Die wahre Geschichte einer Flucht quer durch die Wüste Australiens. Das Buch zum Film

Author: Doris Pilkington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499235047

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 156

View: 2081

International Current Awareness Services

Anthropology and related disciplines

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 9478

Indexes current publications in anthropology, including material too ephemeral for its parent annual, the International bibliography of social and cultural anthropology, and has only limited coverage of monographs.