Dingo Makes Us Human

Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture
Author: Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521794848
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
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This ethnography explores the culture of the Yarralin people in the Northern Territory.

Dingo Makes Us Human

Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture
Author: Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521392693
Category: Social Science
Page: 261
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This original ethnography brings indigenous people's stories into conversations around troubling questions of social justice and environmental care. Deborah Bird Rose lived for two years with the Yarralin community in the Northern Territory's remote Victoria River Valley. Her engagement with the people's stories and their action in the world leads her to this analysis of a multi-centred poetics of life and land. The book speaks to issues that are of immediate and broad concern today: traditional ecological knowledge, kinship between humans and other living things, colonising history, environmental history, and sacred geography. Now in paperback, this award-winning exploration of the Yarralin people is available to a whole new readership. The boldly direct and personal approach will be illuminating and accessible to general readers, while also of great value to experienced anthropologists.

Wild Dog Dreaming

Love and Extinction
Author: Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 081393107X
Category: Nature
Page: 184
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We are living in the midst of the Earth’s sixth great extinction event, the first one caused by a single species: our own. In Wild Dog Dreaming, Deborah Bird Rose explores what constitutes an ethical relationship with nonhuman others in this era of loss. She asks, Who are we, as a species? How do we fit into the Earth’s systems? Amidst so much change, how do we find our way into new stories to guide us? Rose explores these questions in the form of a dialogue between science and the humanities. Drawing on her conversations with Aboriginal people, for whom questions of extinction are up-close and very personal, Rose develops a mode of exposition that is dialogical, philosophical, and open-ended. An inspiration for Rose—and a touchstone throughout her book—is the endangered dingo of Australia. The dingo is not the first animal to face extinction, but its story is particularly disturbing because the threat to its future is being actively engineered by humans. The brazenness with which the dingo is being wiped out sheds valuable, and chilling, light on the likely fate of countless other animal and plant species. "People save what they love," observed Michael Soulé, the great conservation biologist. We must ask whether we, as humans, are capable of loving—and therefore capable of caring for—the animals and plants that are disappearing in a cascade of extinctions. Wild Dog Dreaming engages this question, and the result is a bold account of the entangled ethics of love, contingency, and desire.

Country of the Heart

An Indigenous Australian Homeland
Author: Deborah Bird Rose,Sharon D'Amico
Publisher: ISBS
ISBN: 9780855753962
Category: History
Page: 204
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Country of the Heart is a marvellous journey to the floodplains, south-west of Darwin in Australia's Top End. It is an adventure for the imagination and the soul, and above all a revelation. This book welcomes us into the country, culture, lives and stories of the MakMak clan (the white-breasted sea-eagle people). In Deborah Bird Rose's writing and Sharon D'Amico's photography, we meet five extraordinary clan women: Nancy Daiyi, Kathy Deveraux, Margaret Daiyi, April Bright and Linda Ford. They share their world with us - their family, their laughter and their passion for their country. In learning something of the ecology and sacred geography of the clan's homeland, we are prompted to enlarge our own thinking, and to ask questions about the future of our heart's own country, wherever our homeland may be.

Extinction Studies

Stories of Time, Death, and Generations
Author: Deborah Bird Rose,Thom van Dooren,Matthew Chrulew
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544545
Category: Nature
Page: 208
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Extinction Studies focuses on the entangled ecological and social dimensions of extinction, exploring the ways in which extinction catastrophically interrupts life-giving processes of time, death, and generations. The volume opens up important philosophical questions about our place in, and obligations to, a more-than-human world. Drawing on fieldwork, philosophy, literature, history, and a range of other perspectives, each of the chapters in this book tells a unique extinction story that explores what extinction is, what it means, why it matters—and to whom.

Nourishing Terrains

Australian Aboriginal Views of Landscape and Wilderness
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Page: 95
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Discusses the nature of Indigenous peoples' relationships to country, including sea and sky; idea of wilderness and "wild"; Dreaming; totems; sacred sites; responsibilities to country; caring for country, including firestick farming.

Writing Women and Space

Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies
Author: Alison Blunt,Gillian Rose
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898624984
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Drawing lessons from the complex and often contradictory position of white women writing in the colonial period, This unique book explores how feminism and poststructuralism can bring new types of understanding to the production of geographical knowledge. Through a series of colonial and postcolonial case studies, essays address the ways in which white women have written and mapped different geographies, in both the late nineteenth century and today, illustrating the diverse objects (landscapes, spaces, views), the variety of media (letters, travel writing, paintings, sculpture, cartographic maps, political discourse), and the different understandings and representations of people and place.

Carnivores of Australia

Past, Present and Future
Author: Alistair Glen,Christopher Dickman
ISBN: 064310318X
Category: Science
Page: 448
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The Australian continent provides a unique perspective on the evolution and ecology of carnivorous animals. In earlier ages, Australia provided the arena for a spectacular radiation of marsupial and reptilian predators. The causes of their extinctions are still the subject of debate. Since European settlement, Australia has seen the extinction of one large marsupial predator (the thylacine), another (the Tasmanian devil) is in danger of imminent extinction, and still others have suffered dramatic declines. By contrast, two recently-introduced predators, the fox and cat, have been spectacularly successful, with devastating impacts on the Australian fauna. Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future explores Australia's unique predator communities from pre-historic, historic and current perspectives. It covers mammalian, reptilian and avian carnivores, both native and introduced to Australia. It also examines the debate surrounding how best to manage predators to protect livestock and native biodiversity. Readers will benefit from the most up-to-date synthesis by leading researchers and managers in the field of carnivore biology. By emphasising Australian carnivores as exemplars of flesh-eaters in other parts of the world, this book will be an important reference for researchers, wildlife managers and students worldwide.

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729578771
Category: Medical
Page: 498
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The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

Indigenous Biography and Autobiography

Author: Peter Read,Frances Peters-Little,Anna Haebich
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921536357
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
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In this absorbing collection of papers Aboriginal, Maori, Dalit and western scholars discuss and analyse the difficulties they have faced in writing Indigenous biographies and autobiographies. The issues range from balancing the demands of western and non-western scholarship, through writing about a family that refuses to acknowledge its identity, to considering a community demand not to write anything at all. The collection also presents some state-of-the-art issues in teaching Indigenous Studies based on auto/biography in Austria, Spain and Italy.

Religion in Human Evolution

Author: Robert N. Bellah
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674063090
Category: Religion
Page: 784
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This ambitious book probes our biological past to discover the kinds of lives that human beings have imagined were worth living. Bellah’s theory goes deep into cultural and genetic evolution to identify a range of capacities (communal dancing, storytelling, theorizing) whose emergence made religious development possible in the first millennium BCE.

The Shape of the Dreaming

The Cultural Significance of Victoria River Rock Art
Author: Darrell Lewis,Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: N.A
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Page: 158
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Discusses the various types of rock art in the Victoria River district, its significance to its Aboriginal custodians and the importance of joint consultatoon about protection of sites.

The Changing Image of the Sciences

Author: Ida H. Stamhuis,Teun Koetsier,Cornelis De Pater,Albert Van Helden
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401005877
Category: History
Page: 226
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This volume is written as a reaction to the worldwide decreasing interest in the natural sciences. It addresses many intriguing questions. How is the changing image of the distinct sciences experienced by the general public, by the scientists themselves, or in disciplines in which natural sciences are applied? How can it be connected to the phenomenon of the low number of women in science? It is of interest to researchers, teachers, and students of natural sciences, the history of science, and philosophy.

Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes

Author: Graham Seal
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072169
Category: Reference
Page: 347
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Entries describe the origins and deeds of folk heroes as they have existed in folktales, songs, oral tradition, and other folklore genres.

A Structural Analysis of Complex Aerial Photographs

Author: Makoto Nagao,Takashi Matsuyama
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461582946
Category: Mathematics
Page: 199
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It is most appropriate that the first volume to appear in the series "Advanced Applications in Pattern Recognition" should be this monograph by Nagao and Matsuyama. The work described here is a deep unification and synthesis of the two fundamental approaches to pat tern recognition: numerical (also known as "statistical") and struc tural ("linguistic," "syntactic"). The power and unity of the meth odology flow from the apparently effortless and natural use of the knowledge-base framework illuminated by the best results of artificial intelligence research. An integral part of the work is the algorithmic solution of many hitherto incompletely or clumsily treated problems. It was on the occasion of a laboratory visit in connection with the 4th IJCPR (of ~hich Professor Nagao was the very able Program Chairman) that I saw in operation the system described here. On the spot I expressed the desire to see the work described for the inter national technical audience in this series and the authors were kind enough to agree to contribute to a new and unknown series. With the publication of this monograph on the eve of the 5th ICPR my wish is fu1fi11~d. I want to thank here the authors and Plenum Publishing Corporation for making this volume and the series a reality.

Hidden Histories

Black Stories from Victoria River Downs, Humbert River and Wave Hill Stations
Author: Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
ISBN: 0855752246
Category: Social Science
Page: 268
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Filled with stories of massacres and murders, of working life on cattle stations, of friendships and foes, of bureaucratic machinations, and the individual struggles of Aboriginal Australians, this book unleashes the concealed and hidden past.

Writing Histories

Imagination and Narration
Author: Ann Curthoys,Ann McGrath
Publisher: Monash Univ Pub
ISBN: 9780980464825
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 124
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"Nine historians reflect on their work as writers, exploring some of the most difficult and interesting questions any history-writer faces."--Back cover.

Nature and the Human Spirit

Toward an Expanded Land Management Ethic
Author: Beverly L. Driver
Publisher: Venture Pub
Category: Nature
Page: 467
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This provocative and timely text advocates an expanded ethic oriented toward ecosystem sustainability and focuses on the role of nature in maintaining the human spirit. Diverse views are put forth in 38 chapters by 49 authors who represent all types of users and interests. This text presents a balanced, in-depth perspective on this difficult topic of hard-to-define values. The text encourages a sense of awe about the complexity of natural systems as it redefines the words spirit and spirituality by redirecting the reader from the realms of the sectarian, religious, or mystical toward a nature-based meaning. This perspective encompasses the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and economic well-being of people and communities, emphasizing the sameness of humans and land, and it lays the groundwork for an understanding of, and a need for an expanded land management ethic.