Tag: Yolngu

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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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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A pluralistic approach to the anthropology of morality: Yolŋu reverse role-play

Bree Blakeman , December 3rd, 2014


‘The array of distinct assumptions about issues regarding moral variability, the nature of the moral domain, and how individual freedom factors into moral action can all result in…


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