Walbiri


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a language of Australian aborigines

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Eibl-Eibesfeldt (1985, 1998a, 1998b, 1998c) has described the G/wi healing ceremony in detail; Eibl-Eibesfeldt, HerzogSchroder, and Mattei-Muller (2001) have described the Yanomami healing ceremony in detail; and Dussart (1988) has described the Walbiri ceremony in detail.
Even in critical accounts such as Biskup's, variations in governMent are rarely thought out in terms of the specific impact of the resistance of the peoples concerned (Nyungar, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Walbiri, etc.), who are reduced to a common category of "Aborigines" and more or less characterized as the passive subjects of government.
Structuralist approaches to Central Desert art owe much to the work of Nancy Munn, in particular her thesis of The Transformation of Subjects into Objects (1970) and her study of Walbiri Iconography (1973) where she characterises the art of Warlpiri people - whose country is to the north and west of the Anmatjerr and Arrente - as 'representational', producing '...a system of denotative signs characterised by some iconic regulation of semanti-city' (1973:4).
Meggitt, MJ 1962 Desert people: a study of the Walbiri people of Central Australia, Angus and Robertson, Sydney.
To the Yanomami or Walbiri, illness can never be a random or meaningless event that simply happens; sickness emerges in the unfolding of a communal story.
Munn, Nancy D 1970 'The transformations of subjects into objects in Walbiri and Pitjantjatjara myth' in RD Berndt (ed.), Australian Aboriginal Anthropology: Modern studies in the social anthropology of the Australian Aborigines, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies and University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, pp.
The spatial presentation of cosmic order in Walbiri iconography.
Wild, Stephen 1975 Walbiri Music and Dance in their Social and Cultural Nexus, University Microfilms, Ann Arbor (doctoral thesis, Indiana University).
People: A Study of the Walbiri Aborigines of Central Australia.
Among the Walbiri, men belonging to the matriline of a deceased person would make the shoes worn on an expedition sent out to avenge the death of a kinsman (Meggitt 1962:325).
'Secular and Ritual Links: Two Basic and Opposed Principles of Australian Social Organization as Illustrated by Walbiri Ethnography'.
Piercing the ground demonstrates convincingly that Kutjungka iconography is more complex, polysemic and sometimes figurative than the dualistic model (circle for site/female/domestic versus line for travel/male/social) made famous by Nancy Munn in her groundbreaking Walbiri iconography.
it was Nancy Munn who provided the first detailed description of sand drawing, in her book Walbiri Iconography (1973).