A Death in the Tiwi Islands

This compelling book is an extended case study of the social and legal ramifications of a homicide in a Tiwi community.

A Death in the Tiwi Islands

A Death in the Tiwi Islands

This compelling book is an extended case study of the social and legal ramifications of a homicide in a Tiwi community. The author gives a detailed account of the life of the victim and the events surrounding his murder, and describes the cycle of mortuary and seasonal rituals with their elaborate songs and dances. He also looks at the dramatic changes in Tiwi society over the last 100 years, and examines how the Tiwi have responded to the intervention of Western culture. In many areas, he finds, they have adapted and retained their own value system. Venbrux's account of the investigation and trial following the homicide provides timely and important insights into the issue of Aboriginal People, traditional law and the Australian criminal justice system. Through the strong narrative thread of this book we are presented with an incisive picture of a culture amid conflict and change.

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Language: en
Pages: 332
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-08 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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A Death in the Tiwi Islands
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Eric Venbrux
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-01 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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A Death in the Islands
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Mike Farris
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-08 - Publisher: Skyhorse

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Birth and Mortality Statistics of the Virgin Islands of the United States, 1901-1919
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: United States. Navy Department. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Categories: United States Virgin Islands
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Birth and Mortality Statistics of the Virgin Island of the United States, 1901-1919
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: United States. Navy Department. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Categories: Registers of births, etc
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