The Tiwi of Bathurst and Melville Islands : the context of creativity in both their traditional and modern art

Bolton, Ruth (1979). The Tiwi of Bathurst and Melville Islands : the context of creativity in both their traditional and modern art Honours Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Bolton, Ruth
Thesis Title The Tiwi of Bathurst and Melville Islands : the context of creativity in both their traditional and modern art
School, Centre or Institute School of Social Science
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1979
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Ian Keen
Total pages 136
Language eng
Subjects L
370300 Anthropology
Formatted abstract

This dissertation suggests an explanation for the ability of the Tiwi to readily adapt and to innovate in response to change. Traditional attitudes and values for innovation and creativity may be seen as the prime facilitators for present day craft innovation. I intend to show that the newly established craft industries refer to the traditional cultural inventory which the Tiwi have not abandoned in the light of technological change. This ability to retain their own identity will be related to their traditionally-held values and to their development and maintenance of a strong self-image. As the Tiwi continue to practise certain traditions, I have treated the appropriate sections in the present tense; the remainder implies traditions no longer adhered to and have been treated accordingly.

Keyword Tiwi
traditional attitudes

Document type: Thesis
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