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  • Whitening Raceby Aileen Moreton-Robinson

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 31.00

    Whitening Race comes to fruition at a time in world history and global politics when questions about race require critical investigation and engagement. With its focus on Australia, this book engages with relations between migration, Indigenous dispossession and whiteness. more...

  • Kamilaroi & Kurnaiby Lorimer Fison; A.W. Howitt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.50

    A 'landmark in Australian anthropology' when it first appeared in 1880, this is the first major analysis of Aboriginal social structure, adopting a model today termed 'social Darwinist'. While this theory is now rejected, it exerted tremendous influence on European attitudes for decades. Kamilaroi and Kurnai is of particular relevance to Koories of... more...

  • 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...

  • Stars of Tagaiby Nonie Sharp

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1993; US$ 26.50

    Stars of Tagai is about life among the blue-water people of the Torres Strait Islands ? the title is drawn from the myth of Tagai which belongs to all Torres Strait Islanders. The book explores the changing life of these sea people, their creation and re-creation of identity, and their unique sea culture rich in meaning and custom. Covering the period... more...

  • A Bend in the Yarraby Ian Clark; Toby Heydon

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 22.00

    The Yarra Bend Park marks one of the most important post-contact places in the Melbourne metropolitan area, and is of great significance to Victorian Aboriginal people, particularly the Wurundjeri Aboriginal community. At this site was located the Merri Creek Aboriginal School, the Merri Creek Protectorate Station, the Native Police Corps Headquarters... more...

  • Me & Youby Della Walker; Tina Coutts

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1989; US$ 9.00

    Della Walker believed that ?whether you are a white person or a black person, caring and sharing is what it is all about ? me and you together ? that?s the beauty part of it?. From the innocence of childhood to through to the joys and sorrows of adulthood, Della Walker?s story is one of strength, courage, love and pride. A powerful and dramatic life... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...