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  • Yuendumu Dog Tales 

    Musharbash, Yasmine (Cornell University Press, 2018)
    For every Warlpiri myth, fable, or folktale about a child left in camp by its parents while they go hunting, a child who then gets adopted by dingoes, who treat it as one of their own, there is a myth, fable, or folktale ...
  • Predicaments of Proximity: Revising Relatedness in a Warlpiri Town 

    Musharbash, Yasmine (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2017)
    Relatedness has been a fundamental notion in recent studies of Aboriginal personhood. My research asks how people who ‘form a mob' decide with whom to do this and for how long. The concept of relatedness—while useful—distracts ...
  • Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond 

    Musharbash, Yasmine; Geir, Presterudstuen (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
    Offering a dialogue between anthropology and literature, culture, and media, this book presents fine-grained ethnographic vignettes of monsters dwelling in the contemporary world. These monsters hail from Aboriginal ...
  • A story in and on signs: Making resistance and acquiescence legible as forms of resilience 

    Musharbash, Yasmine (Berghahn, 2019-01)
    In 2007, the federal Australian government announced and began to implement the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER, locally called ‘The Intervention’), a sweeping and often-times draconian policy ostensibly ...
  • Yulyurdu: Smoke in the Desert 

    Musharbash, Yasmine (Taylor and Francis, 2018-01-17)
    I begin this paper with a nod to ‘the beginning’ by linking smoke to fire, and fire to humankind. Bound up in this deep history of smoke and humanity is a dichotomy cleaving humans from animals and the west from the rest. ...

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