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Blacklines : Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians - Michele Grossman


Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians

By: Michele Grossman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th April 2003
ISBN: 9780522850697
Number Of Pages: 260

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on contemporary cultural issues are presented in this collection of critical essays by Indigenous Australians. From museums and anthropology to land rights and feminism, a range of topics are covered that touch on both Indigenous and mainstream Australian history.

Discussions of identity politics, the concept of Aboriginality, and aesthetic representations of indigenous people are rich with insight about the evolution of Indigenous culture, with its shift from marginalisation to cultural prominence in modern scholarship.

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'This is a ground-breaking volume. It brings together for the first time a range of Australia's leading Indigenous intellectuals in a book that sets up a dialogue dealing with issues of identity, history and representation, issues at the heart of the image of the nation. In Australia's history of national growth, its Indigenous peoples have always played a role at the defining moments. However whitefella narratives have tried to erase that role. This book works to restore that Indigenous agency.' Stephen Muecke, University of Technology, Sydney"

Introduction: After Aboriginalism: power, knowledge and Indigenous Australian critical writing
Critical discourses: identities, histories, knowledges
Introduction: the Aboriginal critique of colonial knowing
The end in the beginning: re(de)finding Aboriginality
Black bit, white bit
Aboriginality and corporatism
Always was always will be
Tiddas talkin' up to the white woman: when Huggins et al. took on Bell
Imaging Indigeneity: art, aesthetics, representations
Introduction: culture wars
Language and lasers
Seeing and seaming: contemporary Aboriginal art
The presentation and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art: the Yiribana Gallery in focus
Aboriginal art and film: the politics of representation
Knowledge in action: politics, policies, practices
Introduction: resistance, recovery and revitalisation
'Nothing has changed': the making and unmaking of Koori culture
Australia's Indigenous languages
Overturning the doctrine: Indigenous peoples and wilderness - being Aboriginal in the environmental movement
Wandering Girl: who defines 'authenticity' in Aboriginal literature?
Afterword" Moving, remembering, singing out place
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ISBN: 9780522850697
ISBN-10: 0522850693
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 15th April 2003
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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