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Some Things of Value: Micronesian Customs and Beliefs - Revised Edition, Ashby, Gene
1 Ashby, Gene Some Things of Value: Micronesian Customs and Beliefs - Revised Edition
U.S.A. Rainy Day Press 1985 0931742129 / 9780931742125 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good Small 12mo 
245 indexed pages including illustrations. The customs of Micronesians are similar in generalities from Palau to the Marshalls, but vary considerably in particulars. Those described in this book relate to: childbirth; land and food; marriage; traditional legends and beliefs; the practice of skills; and funerals. lslands and atolls containing all but about five percent of the people are represented in this book, and in most instances it is the first published writing by Micronesians about customs on their own islands. The sections are arranged by political entities, geographically from west to east. Topics begin with childbirth and are followed by land and food, marriage, legends and beliefs, skills. and funerals. Information on all of these topics is included for the larger islands such as the Palaus, Yap, Truk. Pohnpei, and Kosrae. To this revised edition have been added superstitions and beliefs. Some are particular to specific islands or groups, and others are known throughout Micronesia. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Let's talk kinship : innovating Australian social work education, theory, research and practice through Aboriginal knowledge : insights from social work research conducted with the Larrakia and Warumungu Peoples of the Northern Territory, Fejo-King, Christine; Poona, Jan (editors)
2 Fejo-King, Christine; Poona, Jan (editors) Let's talk kinship : innovating Australian social work education, theory, research and practice through Aboriginal knowledge : insights from social work research conducted with the Larrakia and Warumungu Peoples of the Northern Territory
Australia Chulalongkorn University Press 2013 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
297 pages including references. This book is based on Dr Fejo-King's Phd Thesis, sharing the results of social work research into Aboriginal Kinship in Australia'sNorthern Territory. This work provides innovative techniques for research, practice analysis and engagement. This book is a must have for social workers, researchers, service providers, and Aboriginal communities. The research was completed in 2011 and she graduated and received a PhD from the Australian Catholic University in 2012. The book shares the results of her research with the aim of informing social work educators, practitioners, researchers, students and other service deliverers about the kinship system and how this knowledge can result in innovative, informed theory and practice in Australia. It also aims to return information to the knowledge holders for the purposes of strengthening Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing. The research is presented as a journey, with the oral story-telling traditions of the Larrakia and Warumungu embedded and laced throughout. The kinship system is unpacked in detail, and knowledge holders explain its benefits in their lives. They express their support for sharing this knowledge with social workers, service deliverers and others who work with Aboriginal Australians. Australian history was examined through the lens of the kinship system and, as a result, this book offers insights into why Aboriginal Australians are located in the spaces and situations in which we currently find ourselves, along with the impact this has had and continues to have on our kinship systems. This knowledge also sheds light on the current relationship between Aboriginal Australians, social workers and other service deliverers, including state and federal governments. While it is the practice of many authors to remove the data chapters of their research when publishing as a book, I have chosen not to do this. The reasoning behind this decision is that the voices of the knowledge holders must be heard and honoured. Found within what the knowledge holders say is information that is not easily found in other publications, these are the stories of Aboriginal Australians as they live within Aboriginal Law and culture. - By Christine Fejo-King. There is moderate wear in this book. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Tibetan Folk Tales, Hyde Chambers
3 Hyde Chambers Tibetan Folk Tales
USA Shambhala Pubns 1995 156957135X / 9781569571354 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
186 pages. "These stories sparkle with sagacious humor as they tell of fortunes won and lost, magical animals, accord with nature, and often a miraculous happy ending. A valuable source of artfully told tales." - Library journal. This charming collection of authentic Tibetan folklore re?ects the enduring wisdom, engaging humour, and unique culture of the people of the legendary Land of Snows. The Tibetans’ love of storytelling is reflected in these folk narratives, including: The Tibetan myth of creation, and stories of the origin of important deities and ancient rulers. Some of the famous Jataka tales, stories of former lives of the Buddha, illustrating his practical wisdom and universal compassion. Stories of the release of a hero from animal form, reminiscent of Western fables such as “The Frog Prince.” The most popular of all the time-honoured legends of Tibet, the great epic of King Gesar of Ling, the warrior who became a national hero. Here, the story of his birth and ascension to sovereignty are presented. To this day, Gesar symbolizes the hope of Tibetans that their country will know the rule of a just leader in a free realm once again. Parables, proverbs, verses, and riddles. Gleaned from an ancient oral tradition, these imaginative, colourful, and wisdom-filled tales will delight children and adults alike. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Human Cycle, Turnbull, Colin M.
4 Turnbull, Colin M. The Human Cycle
U. K. Paladin 1985 0586084932 / 9780586084939 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
288 pages about the nature of human culture and society, challenging age-old assumptions about primitive societies and the modern world. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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