The Gender Centre Library

To borrow from our library you will first need to become a member of the library. To join our library you will need to provide identification (perhaps your driver's license or pension card), and a telephone contact. This information will be reviewed every time you borrow a book.

You will be able to borrow one book at a time, for up to two weeks at a time. This is due to the limited number of books available and the high demand from the community. Please take good care of our books, many of our resources have been removed or taken from our service and not returned. This is very unfortunate as they are part of quite a unique resource in New South Wales

Our books are purchased in limited quantities and appear on our Book List when available. If there is a book you feel the Gender Centre should have in our Library, please let us know.

You may request to submit a Lend Request to Borrow a  Book from our Library from the Catalogue below.

We also have a link to buy the Books on Amazon if you would like to.

You may also consider donating a book to the Centre if you feel it may be a valuable resource to others in our community.

Women, Rites and Sites: Aboriginal Women's Cultural Knowledge

Title:      Women, Rites and Sites: Aboriginal Women's Cultural Knowledge
Categories:      Gender Studies
ResourceID:      0043701868
ISBN-10(13):      0043701868
Publisher:      Allen & Unwin
Publication date:      1990-04
Number of pages:      141
Language:      Not specified
Price:      USD 31.74
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover

Product Description
This collection of essays sets out to challenge a number of widespread preconceptions about Aboriginal society and its interaction with the wider non-Aboriginal society of Australia. It builds on recent scholarship which has drastically modified the view of Aboriginal women promoted by 19th and earlier 20th century reports describing them as drudges and slaves. It accords the cultural role of Aboriginal women the power and authority it clearly possesses and uncovers a hitherto largely hidden world. "Women, rites and sites" is a worthy successor to the highly successful "Daughters of the Dreaming". Like that book, it uncovers a fascinating, but hitherto largely hidden, world -- the world of Aboriginal women, struggling to preserve a culture caught between two profoundly different cultures. "Peggy Brock is Historian with the Aboriginal Heritage Branch of the South Australian Department of Environment & Planning, which commissioned the reports on which the book is based.". This book is intended for students and researchers in anthropolgy, Aboriginal studies and women's studies.

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