Bodily connections and practising relatedness: Aboriginal family and funerals in rural North Queensland

Babidge, Sally (2006) Bodily connections and practising relatedness: Aboriginal family and funerals in rural North Queensland. Anthropological Forum, 16 (1). pp. 55-71.

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Abstract

[Extract] This paper is based on fieldwork with Aboriginal people in Charters Towers, a rural town in northern Queensland in Australia. It concerns Aboriginal funerals, which are one of the most important events by which rural Aboriginal people in northern Queensland revitalise kinship relations. The paper examines the ways in which kinship and notions of belonging are embodied at funerals in the performance and practice of relationships, which in turn re-create notions of ‘family’ through an exploration of the co-constitution of family and the deceased.

Item ID: 3863
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-2902
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 01:25
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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