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Aboriginal Studies Press

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  • Being Blackby Ian Keen

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50

    This volume brings together results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people who used to be labelled 'part-Aborigines' or 'urban Aborigines'. Issues discussed include bases of identity, ties of family, structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about country, and attitudes to the past. more...

  • Addictions and Healing in Aboriginal Countryby Gregory Phillips

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2003; US$ 26.50

    Phillips establishes a framework for understanding the issues pertinent to Australian Indigenous addictions to alcohol, gunga (marijuana) and gambling and its aftermath in one community, Big River which is a fictitious name for a real community. more...

  • Counting, Health and Identityby Gordon Briscoe

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2003; US$ 35.00

    Briscoe investigates Indigenous and colonist thinking, ideologies and responses to disease and health, particularly as they manifest in demographic dilemmas in Western Australia and Queensland, from 1900 to 1940. more...

  • Paddy's Roadby Kevin Keeffe

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2003; US$ 45.00

    In Paddy?s Road Kevin Keeffe brings us stories of Dodson?s life, and those of his family, woven from interviews, government archives and family stories. Keeffe brings to life the political, cultural and spiritual beliefs of this remarkable Australian, a land rights activist, Royal Commissioner and founder of Australia?s reconciliation movement. more...

  • Woven Historiesby Richard Davis

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 35.00

    This multi-authored collection aims to communicate the unique histories and cultures of Australian Torres Strait Islanders to a broad audience. Not only have Islanders long absorbed the cultural influences from two surrounding landmasses and, more recently, negotiated the development of two nations in the region, their lives have been transformed by... more...

  • Race Mattersby Gillian Cowlishaw; Barry Morris

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 31.00

    While Australian Aboriginal people live in an unprecedented time of formal equality, their conditions in life are still starkly different from those of most other Australians. And recognition of the rights of Australia?s indigenous people is not forthcoming. This diverse collection of articles explores the double burden of racial discrimination and... more...

  • Reading Doctors Writingby David Piers Thomas

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 26.50

    This is a book for everyone who reads or writes health research about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Medical research has been influenced by the politics of colonialism, and by the politics of race, racism and anti-racism. more...

  • Treatyby Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission; Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2001; US$ 17.50

    These essays were commissioned to stimulate discussion and debate about a treaty between Indigenous and white Australians. It is an important contribution to the national dialogue in Australia, a nation that has been shaped by a history that contains little trace of Treaty of peaceful co-existence amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The... more...

  • Dhuuluu-Yala - to straight talkby Dr Anita Heiss

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2003; US$ 32.50

    ?Dhuuluu-Yala? is a Wiradjuri phrase meaning ?to talk straight?. Here Heiss talks straight about publishing Australian Indigenous literature from the mid-1990s to 2000. She reveals that defining Aboriginality and the experience of ?being Aboriginal? have both impacted on the production of Aboriginal writing today. It also includes broader issues that... more...

  • Seeking Racial Justiceby Jack Horner

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 31.00

    This is Jack Horner?s personal account of his developing consciousness as a white man involved in Indigenous Australian affairs between 1957 and 1973, in particular, his work with FCAATSI. It is also a tribute to the diverse Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians who dedicated themselves to ?Aboriginal Advancement? from 1938 to 1978. more...