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Robert Tonkinson

Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 95 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
19922016
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Research Output 1992 2016

2016

Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose, by Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt

Tonkinson, R., 2016, Anthropological Forum. Australia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

2015
10 Downloads (Pure)

'Difference' and 'autonomy' then and now: Four decades of change in a Western Desert society - 2006 Wentworth Lecture

Tonkinson, R., 2015, The Wentworth Lectures: Honouring fifty years of Australian Indigenous Studies. Tonkinson, R. (ed.). Australia: Aboriginal Studies Press, p. 242-257

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2014

Native Australians

Tonkinson, R., 2014, Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples. Neely, S. (ed.). Canada: J Charlton Publishing Ltd, p. 37-53

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2013
2012

Religion and Social Justice in a Continent of Hunter-Gatherers

Tonkinson, R., 2012, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice. Palmer, M. D. & Burgess, S. M. (eds.). UK: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 361-372 (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Religion).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2011

Landscape, Transformations, and Immutability in an Aboriginal Australian Culture

Tonkinson, R., 2011, Cultural Memories: The Geographical Point of View. Meusburger, P., Heffernan, M. & Wunder, E. (eds.). Heidelberg: Springer, Vol. 4. p. 329-345 (Knowledge and Space).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

The Research Context in New Hebrides-Vanuatu

Tonkinson, R., 2011, Working Together in Vanuatu: Research Histories, Collaborations, Projects and Reflections. Taylor, J. & Thieberger, N. (eds.). Canberra: ANU E Press, p. 11-26

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2010
14 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Review of 'The other side of the frontier: Aboriginal resistance to the European invasion of Australia

Tonkinson, R., 2008, Anthropological Forum. UK: Routledge, p. 200-201

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

The other side of the frontier: Aboriginal resistance to the European invasion of Australia

Tonkinson, R., 2008, In : Anthropological Forum. 18, p. 200-202

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2007
35 Citations (Scopus)
desert
autonomy
government policy
social costs
assault

Berndt, Ronald Murray (1916-1990)

Tonkinson, R., 2007, Australian Dictionary of Biography. Volume 17 A-K. Langmore, D. & Bennet, D. (eds.). Australia: Melbourne University Publishing, p. 91-92

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

4 Citations (Scopus)

From Dust to Ashes: The Challenges of Difference

Tonkinson, R., 2007, In : Ethnos. 72, 4, p. 509-534

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homo Anthropologicus in Aboriginal Australia: "Secular Missionaries", Christians and Morality in the Field

Tonkinson, R., 2007, The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond. Barker, J. (ed.). England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, p. 171-189

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

The Mardu Aborigines: On the Road to Somewhere

Tonkinson, R., 2007, Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures: Born in One World, Living in Another. Spindler, G. & Stockard, J. E. (eds.). United States: Thomson Wadsworth, p. 225-255

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2006

Tradition

Tonkinson, R., 2006, The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ritzer, G. (ed.). Oxford: Blackwell, p. 5026-5028

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

2005

Individual Creativity and Property-Power Disjunction in an Australian Desert Society

Tonkinson, R., 2005, Property and Equality Vol 1 - Ritualisation, Sharing, Egalitarianism. Widlok, T. & Tadesse, W. G. (eds.). Oxford/New York: Berghahn, Vol. 1. p. 32-46

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2004

Encountering the Other: Millenarianism and the Permeability of Indigenous Domains in Melanesia and Australia

Tonkinson, R., 2004, Cargo, Cult, and Culture Critique. Jebens, H. (ed.). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, p. 137-156

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Mardu

Tonkinson, R. & Tonkinson, M., 2004, In : Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. 2, p. 625-634

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Resolving Conflict Within the Law: The Mardu Aborigines of Australia

Tonkinson, R., 2004, Keeping the Peace: Conflict Resolution and Peaceful Societies Around the World. Kemp, G. & Fry, D. P. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 89-104

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

18 Citations (Scopus)

Spiritual Prescription, Social Reality: Reflections on Religious Dynamism

Tonkinson, R., 2004, In : Anthropological Forum. 14, 2, p. 183-201

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

permeability
social reality
dynamism
Melanesia
Christianity
2003
12 Citations (Scopus)

Ambrymese Dreams and the Mardu Dreaming

Tonkinson, R., 2003, Dreams Travellers: Sleep Experiences and Culture in the Western Pacific. Lohmann, R. I. (ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 87-105

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2001

'Knowing' and 'Being' in Place in the Western Desert

Tonkinson, R. & Tonkinson, M., 2001, Histories of Old Ages: Essays in Honour of Rhys Jones. Anderson, A., Lilley, I. & O'Connor, S. (eds.). Canberra: ANU E Press, p. 133-139

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Through a Cultural Lens: 'the Humane' and the Absolutist-Relativist Dilemma

Tonkinson, R., 2001, Humane Societies. McCalman, J. (ed.). Canberra ed. Canberra: The Austin Academy of the Humanities, Vol. 22. p. 1-13

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

2000

Gender role transformation among Australian Aborigines

Tonkinson, R., 2000, Hunters and Gatherers in the Modern World. Biesele, M. & Schweitzer, R. K. H. P. P. (eds.). HC ed. New York: Berghahn, Vol. 0. p. 343-360

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

1999

Anthropology Challengers for the Social Sciences and Australia

Acciaioli, G., Tonkinson, R. & Robinson, K., 1999, In : Anthropological Forum. 9, (1), p. 65-76

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Ngarrindjeri of Southeastern Australia

Tonkinson, R., 1999, The Cambridge Encycolpedia of Hunters and Gatherers. Lee, R. B. & Daly, R. (eds.). Cambridge: CUP, Vol. 1. p. 343-347

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

12 Citations (Scopus)

The Pragmatics and Politics of Aboriginal Tradition and Identity in Australia

Tonkinson, R., 1999, In : Journal de la société des Océanistes. 109, Annee 1999-2, p. 133-147

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1998

Aboriginality

Tonkinson, M. & Tonkinson, R., 1998, The oxford companion to Australian history. Davison, G., Hirst, J. & Macintyre, J. (eds.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press, Vol. 1. p. 12-13

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Anthroplogy

Acciaioli, G., Beckett, J., Robinson, K. & Tonkinson, R., 1998, Challenges for the Social Sciences and Australia. Foster, S. (ed.). Canberra: Australian Research Council with Australian Government Publication Services, Vol. 1. p. 63-75

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

National Identity: Australia after Mabo

Tonkinson, R., 1998, Pacific Answers to Western Hegemony. Wassmann, J. (ed.). Oxford: Berg Publishers, Vol. 1. p. 287-310 (Explorations in Anthropology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

1997
anthropology
interpretation
politics
legitimacy
profession
1996

Anthropology and the Hindmarsh Island Affair

Tonkinson, R., 1996, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Newsletter. Job, P. (ed.). Canberra

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

The Dynamics of Aboriginal Identity in Remote Australia

Tonkinson, R., 1996, In : Anthropological Notebooks. 1, 1, p. 27-42

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1995

Western Desert and Great Australian Bight

Tonkinson, R., 1995, In : Aboriginal History. Monograph 3, p. 156

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

1994

Aboriginal Frontiers and Boundaries in Australia

Tonkinson, R., 1994, In : Canberra Anthropology. 17, 1, p. 88-91

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Catherine Berndt

Tonkinson, R. & Tonkinson, M., 1994, Anthropology Today. London

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

Catherine Helen Berndt

Tonkinson, R. & Tonkinson, M., 1994, Aboriginal History 18(1). Canberra

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

Dingo Makes us Human: Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture

Tonkinson, R., 1994, In : Aboriginal History. 18, 1/2, p. 189-191

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Embracing Difference: Australia's Self-Image in the 1990s

Tonkinson, R. & Tonkinson, M., 1994, Tilting at Matilda: Literature, Aborigines, Women and the Chruch in Contemporary Australia. Haskell, D. (ed.). Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Vol. N/A. p. 174-185

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Gender Role Transformation among Australian Aborigines

Tonkinson, R., 1994, Seventh International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Peoples. Fairbanks: University of Alaska, Vol. 2. p. 667-688

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Melanesia: Culture, Technology and 'Traditions' before and after Western Impacts

Tonkinson, R., 1994, Traditional Technological Structures and Cultures of the Pacific. Stephenson, R. A. (ed.). Guam: Micronesian Area Research Centre, Vol. N/A. p. 32-66

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Social Organisation

Tonkinson, R., 1994, Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia. Horton, D. (ed.). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, p. 997-1000

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

The End of an Era: Catherine Helen Berndt

Tonkinson, R., 1994, The University of Sydney News. Sydney

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

1992

Archaeology of the Dreamtine, 2nd ed. , by J. Flood

Tonkinson, R., 1992, Not available. Vol. 65. p. 298-299

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Australian Aborigines

Tonkinson, R., Berndt, R. M. & McHenry, R. (ed.), 1992, In : Encyclopaedia Britannica. p. 434-439

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review