By Tony Swain
Some of the parts ascribed to standard Aboriginal ideals and practices are the results of touch with exterior peoples--Melanesians and Indonesians, in addition to Europeans. This debatable and provocative booklet is the 1st precise and continent-wide examine of the effect of outsiders on Australian Aboriginal worldviews. the writer separates out a standard middle of non secular trust that 1111 precontact spirituality of Australian Aborigines extra focused on position than with any philosophy of time or origins. a spot for Strangers investigates Aboriginal delusion, ritual, cosmology and philosophy, and in addition examines social association, subsistence styles and cultural swap. it is going to be of serious curiosity to readers in anthropology, non secular stories, comparative philosophy, Aboriginal stories and Australian heritage.
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Additional resources for A Place for Strangers: Towards a History of Australian Aboriginal Being
84 In Christendom, William Blake said . . 85 True plurality of place, on the other hand, requires that while a location is autonomous, it is also unique and hence not equivalent to a larger whole. What emerges, therefore, is that sites which give rise to existence cannot be self-sufficient, that a species or specific people may be ontologically an extension of a country, but no country can contain all existents. The alternative view instantly lapses into a model of a unified space. 'Totemism' is but an affirmation that certain humans share their place-being with other place-derived existents.
The Warlpiri take this unity of country and peoples to its logical linguistic conclusion. 105 Life is annexation of place. While there is general Aboriginal accord in affirming that the spiritual aspect of all humans (and other existents) is land derived, there are nonetheless significant variations in the degree to which this principle is exclusively affirmed. In Desert regions, for example, amongst the Pintupi and Aranda,106 the 'accident' of location is die major determinant of all socio-geographical life.
Rather than a world creation, Aboriginal narratives affirm a multitude of independent place-shaping Events. By avoiding a genesis of world-matter from a first being (or non-being), Aboriginal traditions are at liberty to attest that places are intrinsically discrete. The transformation of localised areas, on the other hand, does not threaten diis principle. The world is not made, but worlds take shape. The basic tenet of Abiding Events, as Nancy Munn has perceptively shown, is that something came out of, moved across, and went into, the earth.
A Place for Strangers: Towards a History of Australian Aboriginal Being by Tony Swain