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  • Back on the Blockby Bill Simon; Des Montgomerie; Jo Tuscano

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Stolen, beaten, deprived of his liberty and used as child labour, Bill Simon’s was not a normal childhood. He was told his mother didn’t want him, that he was ‘the scum of the earth’ and was locked up in the notorious Kinchela Boys Home for eight years. His experiences there would shape his life forever. more...

  • Holding Menby Brian McCoy

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This is an easily readable book that explores how Indigenous men understand their lives, their health and their culture. Using conversations, stories and art, the author shows how Kimberley desert communities have a cultural value and relationship described as kanyirninpa or holding. more...

  • Very Big Journeyby Hilda Jarman Muir

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 24.00

    Hilda Muir was born on the very frontier of modern Australia, near the outback town of Borroloola in the Northern Territory in about 1920. Her early life was spent roaming the Gulf Country on foot, hunting and gathering with her family. Her mother was a Yanyuwa person, and so was Hilda. Known to the clan as ?Jarman?, it mattered little that her father... more...

  • Yuendumu Everydayby Yasmine Musharbash

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Yuendumu Everyday explores intimacy, immediacy and mobility as the core principles underpinning contemporary everyday life in a central Australian Aboriginal settlement. more...

  • Disciplining the Savagesby Martin Nakata

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    Disciplining the Savages: Savaging the Disciplines provides an alternative reading for those struggling at the contradictory and ambiguous intersections of academia and Indigenous experience. In doing so, it moves beyond the usual criticisms of the disciplines which construct the way we have come to know and understand Indigenous peoples. more...

  • Convincing Groundby Bruce Pascoe

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Convincing Ground is a wide-ranging, personal and powerful work which resonates with historical and contemporary Australian debates about identity, dispossession, memory and community. more...

  • White Nationby Ghassan Hage

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Anthropologist and social critic Ghassan Hage explores one of the most complex and troubling of modern phenomena: the desire for a white nation. more...

  • Growing Up in Central Australiaby Ute Eickelkamp

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    Surprisingly little research has been carried out about how Australian Aboriginal children and teenagers experience life, shape their social world and imagine the future. This volume presents recent and original studies of life experiences outside the institutional settings of childcare and education, of those growing up in contemporary Central Australia... more...

  • Not Quite Whiteby Anne Monsour

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 55.00

    Not Quite White focuses on early Lebanese immigration to Australia, a group of immigrants and their descendants, who, with a few exceptions, have been largely ignored in the recording of Australian history. The Lebanese Australian story contributes a new understanding of the implementation of the White Australia Policy because although Lebanese do... more...

  • Indifferent Inclusionby Russell McGregor

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    McGregor offers a holistic interpretation of the complex relationship between Indigenous and settler Australians during the middle four decades of the twentieth century. Combining the perspectives of political, social and cultural history in a coherent narrative, he provides a cogent analysis of how the relationship changed, and the impediments to... more...