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  • Page extent: 304 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.62 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 333.2
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: GN666 .S895 2003
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Aboriginal Australians--Land tenure
    • Aboriginal Australians--Civil rights
    • Aboriginal Australians--Legal status, laws, etc
    • Land tenure--Law and legislation--Australia
    • Native title (Australia)

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521812580 | ISBN-10: 0521812585)

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Peter Sutton highlights fundamental anthropological issues concerned with customary rights, kinship, identity and spirituality that are highly relevant to land claim cases. Native land claims continue to be one of the most controversial political, legal and moral issues in contemporary Australia. Ever since the High Court's Mabo decision of 1992, the attempt to understand and adapt "native title" to different contexts and claims has been an ongoing concern for all involved.


List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Map; 1. Kinds of rights in country; 2. Local organisation before the land claims era; 3. Aboriginal country groups; 4. Atomism versus collectivism; 5. Underlying and proximate customary titles; 6. The system question; 7. Kinship, filiation and Aboriginal land tenure; 8. Families of polity; Notes; References; Index.

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