From descent, to multiple pathways, to descent: what's happening in the Western Desert?

Sackett, Lee (2013) From descent, to multiple pathways, to descent: what's happening in the Western Desert?. Anthropological Forum, 23 4: 355-366. doi:10.1080/00664677.2013.839325


Author Sackett, Lee
Title From descent, to multiple pathways, to descent: what's happening in the Western Desert?
Journal name Anthropological Forum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0066-4677
1469-2902
Publication date 2013-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00664677.2013.839325
Volume 23
Issue 4
Start page 355
End page 366
Total pages 12
Editor Greg Acciaioli
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this paper, I explore ways in which Western Desert land tenure has been presented and is being enacted. In particular, I consider how life might be said to follow modelling. Early on, researchers depicted the situation as largely one of patrilineal descent. In more recent years, that earlier view has been overturned in favour of conceptualising the situation as one wherein people may come to land ownership along an array of pathways. However, it seems that just as the multiple pathways view has gained widespread-though by no means universal-acceptance, evidence from various Western Desert contexts points to people asserting links to country chiefly through descent. They do so through either parent and/or any grandparent.
Keyword Western Desert
Native title
Yulara
Multiple pathways
Descent
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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