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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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2015
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'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

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

2007

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

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

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

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

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

1998

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

1994

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

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