Part 1 Property rights: property, practice and aboriginal rights among Quebec Cree hunters; burning the truck and holding the country - property, time and the negotiation of identity among Pintupi aborigines; rights to game and rights to cash among contemporary Australian hunter-gatherers; modes of exchange in north-west Alaska; property, power and conflict among the Barik of Malaysia. Part 2 Equality and domination: teaching social relations to Inuit children; ideology and domination in aboriginal Australia - a Western desert test case; meat sharing as a political ritual - forms of transaction versus modes of subsistence. Part 3 Symbols and representations: dry meat and gender - the absence of Chipewyan ritual for the regulation of hunting and animal numbers; animals in Bushman thought, myth and art; people of the eland - an archaeo-linguistic crux. Part 4 Power and ideology: the unending ceremony and a warm house - representation of a patriarchal ideal and the silent complementarity in Okiek blessings; maintaining cosmic unity - ideology and the reproduction of Yolngu clans; Yolngu religious property.
Tim Ingold Department of Social Anthropology,University of Manchester Riches David Riches Department of Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews James Woodburn Department of Social Anthropology, London School of Economics
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