Southern anthropology - a history of Fison and Howitt's Kamilaroi and Kurnai

Gardner, Helen and McConvell, Patrick 2015, Southern anthropology - a history of Fison and Howitt's Kamilaroi and Kurnai, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Eng..

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Title Southern anthropology - a history of Fison and Howitt's Kamilaroi and Kurnai
Author(s) Gardner, HelenORCID iD for Gardner, Helen
McConvell, Patrick
Publication date 2015
Series Palgrave studies in Pacific history
Total pages [330]
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication Basingstoke, Eng.
Keyword(s) History
Pacific Islander
Summary From far-flung sites in Australia and the Pacific Islands, Lorimer Fison and A. W. Howitt produced the landmark study Kamilaroi and Kurnai (1880). Their book revealed the complexity of Aboriginal and Pacific Island societies and changed the course of anthropology in the early years of the discipline. Using archival sources and an innovative approach, Southern Anthropology explores the research, writing and reception of Kamilaroi and Kurnai. Historical chapters track Fison and Howitt's collection and analysis of anthropological material in the context of raging debates about the evolution of humans. This narrative is interspersed with an introduction to the kinship and social organisation of Aboriginal and Pacific Island people that highlight the enduring value of Fison and Howitt's methods and the resurgence of their questions in contemporary anthropology. Southern Anthropology is designed to be read across disciplinary boundaries.
ISBN 9781137463807
Language eng
Indigenous content on
Field of Research 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
ERA Research output type A Book
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