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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 of... more...

  • Civil Rightsby John Chesterman

    University of Queensland Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    Australians know very little about how Indigenous Australians came to gain the civil rights that other Australians had long taken for granted. One of the key reasons for this is the entrenched belief that civil rights were handed to Indigenous people and not won by them. In this book John Chesterman draws on government and other archival material... 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...