List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Prologue; 2. Real estates and phantom hordes; 3. Group marriage; 4. The woman question; 5. People without politics; 6. High gods; 7. Conception and misconception; 8. Dangerous mothers-in-law and disfigured sisters; 9. Initiation: the case of the cheeky yam; 10. Epilogue; Notes; References; Index.
A stimulating history of the central questions in Aboriginal studies, first published in 1996.
'... handsome and elegantly written book ... L. R. Hiatt leads us with a sure hand and dry humour through this personal selection of Arguments about Aborigines.' Ian Keen, Times Literary Supplement