Monstrous Transformations: A Case Study from Central Australia

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    My chapter is ethnographically situated in the Tanami Desert, the home of Warlpiri people and the monsters that haunt, terrorize, and sometimes kill them. Located to the northwest of the center of Australia, first contact came relatively late in this region, and over the past century the Tanami and its human and monstrous inhabitants have experienced dramatic and tumultuous changes. I explore how one particular monster, called Kurdaitcha or Jarnpa, transformed with these changes, and the meanings that flow from this reality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMonster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond
    EditorsYasmine Musharbash & Geir Henning Presterudstuen
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    ISBN (Print)978-1-137-47279-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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