DREAMING - Conflict Reducing Mechanisms Use of land (open...

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Conflict Reducing Mechanisms Use of land (open range v. estate) = use rights, based on their using Ethics of foraging Band exogamy ( patrilineal and matrilineal) mobile Moeity concept (groups divided in half) = complementary opposition male/female all males all females generations
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Dreaming Dreaming = time of creation Explanation Charter: how things are and should be Unites humans, animals, plants, and features of the landscape in single totality Sacred/secret knowledge male/female revealed gradually through initiations Totems – sense of connection to Dreaming beings/spirits Ancestral totems: man and his descendants (patriline) Conception totems – vary for each individual Continual performances in different genres unites past and present realities Triggers “release of life-force” from spirits
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"The Dreaming" is then a pluri-vocal term with a number of distinct though connected meanings. First, it is a narrative
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ANTH 146 at San Jose State.

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