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The Arrernte

Sam D. Gill

in Storytracking

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115871
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853427 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.003.0006
The Arrernte

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The inhabitants of Arrernte are described uniquely in reference to other Australian tribes and are viewed as an attractive group of people exhibiting a rich culture that requires an in-depth exploration. Adequate attention is geared toward the analysis of distinctive features and contrasting views of researches about the Arrernte culture conducted by Baldwin Spencer and Carl Strehlow who are considered part of the contemporary era. Modern writers are compared with the classical ethnographers who concentrate on the relative validity of findings about the specified portion of Central Australia. Even if ethnographical frameworks have advanced their position in the research field, conventional narratives and analysis remain to be unimproved. All of these endeavors are conducted to support and enhance global themes, especially when it comes to dealing with citizens outside an individual's innate or chosen circle.

Keywords: Arrernte; Australian tribes; culture; Baldwin Spencer; Carl Strehlow; ethnographers

Chapter.  29985 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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