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Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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'Being black brings together the results of research by a range of renowned anthropologists focusing on the social life of people who used to be labelled 'part-Aborigines' or 'urban Aborigines'. The research cover issues like the basis of identity; the ties of family; the structure of communities; ways of speaking; beliefs and feelings about country, and attitudes to the past.' (Source: Publisher's website)


* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Aborigines of Victoria, Diane Elizabeth Barwick , 1988 single work criticism

'The word Aborigine is best used the way the dark people of southeastern Australia themselves use it: to include any person of Aboriginal ancestry...'

(p. 27-32)
Dhan-gadi Resistance to Assimilation, Barry Morris , 1988 single work criticism
'For the Dhan-gadi people of the Macleay Valley, European domination has been a constant feature of their lives since occupation of the valley in the mid nineteenth century...'
(p. 33-63)
'Am I Too Black to Go with You?', Julie D Carter , 1988 single work criticism
'The purpose of this chapter is to discuss how Aboriginal people deal with the negative cultural labs given to them by wider society...'
(p. 66-76)
Ambiguity, Style and Kinship in Adelaide Aboriginal Identity, Jerry Schwab , 1988 single work criticism
'In traditional Aboriginal societies identity was rarely ambiguous. Each individual's identity was constituted in the social realm through kinship ties and passage through a variety of distinct roles and statuses...'
(p. 77-95)
They Don't Speak an Aboriginal Language, Or Do They?, Diana Eades , 1988 single work criticism
'Growing numbers of people in 'settled' Australia who identify as Aboriginal , speak carieties of English as their first language. The fact that such people speak little or none of their traditional Aboriginal languages is often used by non-Aboriginal people as evidence that these people are 'not really Aboriginal'...'
(p. 97-115)
Kinship, Mobility and Community in Rural New South Wales, Jeremy Beckett , 1988 single work criticism
'The setting of this chapter is the far west of New South Wales of the late 1950s, a region of semi-arid plains, mainly given over to sheep grazing and supporting only a sparse population...'
(p. 117-136)
All One Family, Chris Birdsall , 1988 single work criticism
'...The extent of Nyungar success in maintaining their identity and their distinct style of life may be measured in part by their capacity to retain their own form of social structure within the towns and their adopted country...'
(p. 137-158)
A Grammar of Exchange, Basil Sansom , 1988 single work criticism
'The modality for exchange, which Aborigines promote in the fringe camps of Darwin and in camps of that city's hinterland, is no new creation...'
(p. 159-177)
A Wiradjuri Fight Story, Gaynor McDonald , 1988 single work criticism
'In the old days there always used to be fights up at the gates. I asked some of my companions, two sisters, which fights they remembered:...'
(p. 179-199)
Medicine Square, Marcia Langton , 1988 single work criticism
'The Aboriginal people of Australia suffer the highest recorded imprisonment rate in the world...'
(p. 201-225)
A Litany for Land, Patricia Baines , 1988 single work criticism
Includes bibliography
(p. 227-249)
Myth as History, History as Myth, Peter Sutton , 1988 single work criticism
'In this chapter I discuss a particular aspect of the role of myth in the older Aboriginal traditions, and the role of history in the construction of cultural identity by present-day Aboriginal people, particularly those in urban and rural centres...'
(p. 251-268)

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