Daughters of the Dreaming

Diane Bell
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Daughters of the Dreaming has taken its place alongside the classics of Australian anthropological literature. First published in 1983, it remains an outstanding study of Aboriginal women's lives from a woman's perspective.;

Finalist for the 1993 J.I. Staley Prize

'The energy, intelligence and sheer talent deployed in this work are formidable. It demands to be read by those who would question the equal role of women in Aboriginal Society.'

Faith Bandler

'.a leap forward in Aboriginal anthropology.students, scholars, the public and politicians will surely find much of interest in this engaging and important contribution to our understanding of Aboriginal culture and society as it includes women.'

Jane Goodale, American Anthropologist

'This volume should be held in all serious libraries, at any level, concerned with anthropology or with a less sexist look at human behaviour: a clasic.'

Choice, American Libraries Association Journal

'It is very exciting to read a piece that articulates so clearly the major problematics of social scientific inquiry into women's lives.Diane Bell argues for a multi-faceted, multi-layered woman's way of knowing that is stimulating, thought-provoking and an outstanding example of feminist scholarship.'

Ann Bookman, anthropologist, feminist, writer

Daughters of the Dreaming has taken its place alongside the classics of Australian anthropological literature. First published in 1983, it remains an outstanding study of Aboriginal women's lives from a woman's perspective.

Daughters of the Dreaming raised issues about gender relations, the writing of ethnography and feminist research that are still being vigorously debated. In this second edition, Bell revisits her work of the seventies from her standpoint in the nineties. In a thought-provoking epilogue she explores key anthropological questions posed by her analysis of her first fieldwork from her current standpoint as a professor a decade on.

Author bio:

Diane Bell has a PhD in anthropology, has worked for the Aboriginal Sacred Sites Protection Authority and in private practice as a consulting anthropologist. She was a Research Fellow at the ANU and then Professor of Australian Studies at Deakin University. Her current position is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Religion, Economic Development, and Social Justice at the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts.

Her books include Law: The Old and the New coauthored with Pam Ditton; Generations: Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters, and co-edited works Religion in Aboriginal Australia, This is my Story, and Gendered Fields: Women, Men and Ethnography.

Category: Cultural studies
ISBN: 9781863734417
Edition No: 2nd
Table Of Contents: List of maps and diagrams

Foreword to second edition

IInto the field

IIChange and continuity

IIIThe sustaining ideals: Land, love and well-being

IVWe follow one law

VThe problem of women

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Epilogue

Bibliography

A note on orthography

Glossary

Index
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: June 1993
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Cultural studies