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  • A Higher Authorityby Ravi de Costa

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 35.95

    This important book recovers the long tradition of indigenous transnationalism ? contact with external people, institutions, ideas ? throughout Australia?s history from before white settlement to the present. more...

  • Auntie Ritaby Rita Huggins; Jackie Huggins

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1994; US$ 20.00

    Rita Huggins was stolen from her country as a child in the 1920s, and taken to what is now Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve. Life was ruled by the Aborigines Protection Act. From that time, she desired to make something better for herself, her family and Aboriginal people. She told her memories to her daughter Jackie, and some of their conversation is... more...

  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...

  • Native to the Nationby Allaine Cerwonka

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    Focusing on Australia, Allaine Cerwonka examines the physical and narrative spatial practices by which people reclaim territory in the wake of postcolonial claims to land by indigenous people and new immigration of ?foreigners.?Native to the Nation provides a multisited ethnography of two communities in Melbourne, allowing us to see how bodies are... more...

  • Being Australianby Catriona Elder

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 40.90

    Catriona Elder explores the origins and meanings behind the many stories we tell ourselves about what it means to ?be Australian', and to be ?un-Australian' in this introduction to Australian culture, society and history. more...

  • Shimmering Screensby Jennifer Deger

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 67.50

    A rich ethnographic study, Shimmering Screens examines the productive, and sometimes problematic, conjunctions of technology, culture, and imagination in contemporary Yolngu life. Jennifer Deger offers a new perspective to ongoing debates regarding ?media imperialism.? Reconsidering assumptions about the links between representation, power, and ?the... more...

  • Bad Aboriginal Artby Eric Michaels; Dick Hebdige

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 75.00

    This is the account of the author?s period of residence and work with the Walpiri Aborigines of western Central Australia, where he studied the impact of television on these remote communities. Sharp, exact, and unrelentingly honest, this volume records with an extraordinary combination of distance and immersion the intervention of technology into... more...

  • Arrernte Present, Arrernte Pastby Diane J. Austin-Broos

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    The Arrernte people of Central Australia first encountered Europeans in the 1860s as groups of explorers, pastoralists, missionaries, and laborers invaded their land. During that time the Arrernte were the subject of intense curiosity, and the earliest accounts of their lives, beliefs, and traditions were a seminal influence on European notions... more...

  • Aborigines & Activismby Jennifer Clark

    The University of Western Australia Publishing 2008; US$ 14.99

    Australian Civil Rights Movement, anti-war movement, apartheid, civil rights, racism more...

  • Singing Saltwater Countryby John Bradley

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 36.35

    John Bradley's compelling account of three decades living with the Yanyuwa people of the Gulf of Carpentaria and of how the elders revealed to him the ancient songlines of their Dreaming. more...