The third in the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research Monograph Series derived from an Australian Anthropological Society workshop, this volume comprises papers presented to the 'Genealogies, kinship, descent and groups: issues and problems in the native title era' workshop held at The Australian National University on 19-20 February 1998. While these papers focus on issues for anthropological research, they will also speak to a wider readership interested in native title claim preparation and mediation.
Contributions focus on anthropological issues of kinship and social organisation in particular where these matters are increasingly sites of political and academic debate in native title claim research, preparation and presentation. Indeed, in spite of the minor role played by kinship in ethnography and anthropological theory over the past two decades, the native title era in Australia encouraged a renaissance in the study of both kinship and social organisation. Each author in this volume draws on their significant practical experience in both land rights and native title issues to discuss these matters.
The volume includes contributions by Geoff Clark, Julie Finlayson, Rod Hagen, Ian Keen, Fiona Powell, Bruce Rigsby, Peter Sutton, and Nancy Williams.