" Les jardins du nomade is a brillant study of the cultural use and social potential of dreams in a small-scale, egalitarian society. Focusing on the role of dreams, creativity and innovation within the context of an ideological structure of permanence among Western Desert Aboriginal people, this book emphasizes the immanence of the Creaming - its place within everyday life - and its consequent availability for the formulation of new human arrangements without challenging the overall structuring of experience. It is a tribute to the author's subtlety and rigor that she has managed to synthesize a complex and diverse range of theoretical and empirical materials, while maintaining her own originality and intellectual integrity (...) Les jardins du nomade is an exciting contribution on a problem few have even imagined."
Sylvie Poirier is assistant professor at Laval University (Quebec, Canada). Since 1980, she has been conducting researches among the Kukatja and other oboriginal groups of the Australian Western Desert.