Tag: Thesis/Yolngu related writing

Geertzian moments (or, ‘when ethnographers lose their shit’)

Bree Blakeman , March 18th, 2016


  Returning home from hunting on our Husband’s country, fieldwork (2008)   There are certain moments during fieldwork that anthropologists refer to as ‘Geertzian moments’ o…


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The way value inheres: Yolŋu riŋgitj and its relationship to Malay ‘ringgit’

Bree Blakeman , September 14th, 2015


  Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, Port of Macassar, 1947.   There are many loan words from Malay and other Austronesian languages in the Yolŋu languages of east Arnhem Land (see…


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The way value inheres: Yolŋu riŋgitj and its relationship to Malay ‘ringgit’

Bree Blakeman , September 14th, 2015


  Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, Port of Macassar, 1947.   There are many loan words from Malay and other Austronesian languages in the Yolŋu languages of east Arnhem Land (see…


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Early morning Yirralka-ŋura

Bree Blakeman , July 4th, 2015


      Bukmak Yolŋu’yulŋu baḏak ŋorra yukurra, Everyone is still asleep,     wäwa walala, all [our] brothers waku walala, all [our] children gutharra walala, gaminyarr walala,…


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Early morning Yirralka-ŋura

Bree Blakeman , July 4th, 2015


      Bukmak Yolŋu’yulŋu baḏak ŋorra yukurra, Everyone is still asleep,     wäwa walala, all [our] brothers waku walala, all [our] children gutharra walala, gaminyarr walala,…


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Dhuŋgur’-yun-nha: a short poem and comment on stuff

Bree Blakeman , January 4th, 2015


  Yes, I know I’m always on about social order as affect. This is an image from the British Museum.   Today I was reflecting on the fact…


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Dhuŋgur’-yun-nha: a short poem and comment on stuff

Bree Blakeman , January 4th, 2015


  Yes, I know I’m always on about social order as affect. This is an image from the British Museum.   Today I was reflecting on the fact…


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