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By Diane J. Austin-Broos

The Arrernte humans of important Australia first encountered Europeans within the 1860s as teams of explorers, pastoralists, missionaries, and employees invaded their land. in the course of that point the Arrernte have been the topic of severe interest, and the earliest debts in their lives, ideals, and traditions have been a seminal impression on eu notions of the primitive. the 1st research to handle the Arrernte’s modern scenario, Arrernte current, Arrernte Past additionally files the colossal sociocultural alterations they've got skilled over the last hundred years.

Employing ethnographic and archival examine, Diane Austin-Broos lines the heritage of the Arrernte as they've got transitioned from a society of hunter-gatherers to individuals of the Hermannsburg project neighborhood to their current, marginalized place within the smooth Australian financial system. whereas she concludes that those wrenching structural shifts resulted in the violence that now marks Arrernte groups, she additionally brings to gentle the robust acts of mind's eye that experience sustained a continuous feel of Arrernte identity.

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