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Glass, A.: Into Another World. A glimpse of the culture of the Ngaanyatjarra people of central Australia, Institute for Aboriginal Development, 2. Aufl., Alice Springs 1990, ISBN 0949659495

Table of Contents        ¦         Cover Text        ¦         Book Review

Table of Contents

Introduction -5-

Geographical and historical background -7-

Language -10-

Languages are different -14-

Good manners are different -23-

Relations - the section system -25-

Birth and childhood -30-

Manhood -32-

Marriage -34-

Death -36-

Patterns of life -42-

Their changing world and its problems -46-

Conclusion -49-

Footnotes -50-

Bibliography -51-

Cover Text

What is the polite way to approach a Ngaanyatjarra camp? How many seasons are there in the Ngaanyatjarra year? If a Panaka man marries a Tjarurru woman, will their children be Karimarra or Yiparrka? These questions and a host of others are answered in Amee Glass's 'Into Another World: A glimpse of the culture of the Ngaanyatjarra people of Central Australia'. 'Into Another World' takes you step by step through some important aspects of Ngaanyatjarra culture - language and kinship, good and bad manners, attitudes to birth, childhood, adulthood and death, and the changing world of the Ngaanyatjarra.