Book

Tiwi wives: a study of the women of Melville Island, North Australia

University of Washington PressSeattle • Published In 1971 • Pages: xxiv, 368

By: Goodale, Jane C. (Jane Carter).

Abstract
This book discusses Tiwi social organization through the life cycles of individual men and women. It does this by providing detailed exposition of social groups, marriage arrangments, puverty rites and funeral ceremonies in which culturally expected duties and obligations of men and women come to live. The book views Tiwi culture and soceity as fluid and flexible.
Subjects
Marriage
Gender status
Age stratification
Polygamy
Household
Burial practices and funerals
Puberty and initiation
Conception
Kin relationships
Lineages
Localized kin groups
culture
Tiwi
HRAF PubDate
2009
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Australia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Anthropologist-5
Analyst
Teferi Abate Adem; 2007
Coverage Date
1914-1962
Coverage Place
Melville Island, Australia
Notes
[by] Jane C. Goodale
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-357)
LCCN
72117728
LCSH
Women, Tiwi (Australia) Tiwi (Australian people)--Social life and customs