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Habitation fixe ou campement de fortune

Abstract : In some remote Australian communities, in particular those that have entered only late in contact with the western world, Aboriginal people abandon and neglect housing built by the Australian administration and prefer to live in temporary camps. This paper shows that these practices allow for a reconciliation of the new and imposed residential community with the community of social belonging with its social values and norms. These norms are of the domain of affiliation to traditional country, respect of kinship categories and transparency of economic possessions.
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Laurent Dousset. Habitation fixe ou campement de fortune. Techniques et culture, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme 2011, 56, pp.62-77. ⟨halshs-00631572⟩



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