Item description for Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crate: Track of the Rainbow Serpent by Peggy Reeves Sanday...
Told in Aboriginal art and narrative, the Dreamtime story of the creation and meaning of the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater in Australia's Western Desert appears here for the first time. Deftly and sensitively Sanday introduces the meaning of the cosmology of the homeland of the Walmajarri and Djaru Aboriginal people. She provides a compelling story of discovery, both that of her geologist father in 1947 and her own decades later.
In a vibrant example of public-interest anthropology, an ethnography that evolves from dialogue and collaboration and honors the Aboriginal artists with whom she worked, Sanday enlightens, elucidates, and communicates the aesthetic sensibility of a people on their own terms. Through powerful Aboriginal art, readers become part of an unforgettable cultural experience.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2007
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Museum Publication
ISBN 1931707952 ISBN13 9781931707954
Availability 0 units.
More About Peggy Reeves Sanday
Peggy Reeves Sanday is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of many books, including A Woman Scorned: Acquaintance Rape on Trial and, most recently, Women at the Center: Life in a Modern Matriarchy.
Peggy Reeves Sanday currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Peggy Reeves Sanday has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Pennsylvania.