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Ethnography

  • Conciliation on Colonial Frontiersby Kate Darian-Smith; Penelope Edmonds

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Spanning the late 18th century to the present, this volume explores new directions in imperial and postcolonial histories of conciliation, performance, and conflict between European colonizers and Indigenous peoples in Australia and the Pacific Rim, including Aotearoa New Zealand, Hawaii and the Northwest Pacific Coast. It examines cultural "rituals"... more...

  • Under a Bilari Tree I Bornby Alice Bilari Smith; Anna Vitenbergs; Loreen Brehaut

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Bringing up nine children of your own is a major achievement in itself. Bringing up a further 15 foster children is truly remarkable. Alice Bilari Smith had lived in the Pilbara all her life, on stations and in the bush, on government reserves and in towns. As a girl on Rocklea Station she narrowly avoided removal from her family by ?the Welfare.?... more...

  • Remembering the Futureby Melinda Hinkson

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    In a lucid style, Remembering the Future tracks the return of the indigenous Australian Warlpiri peoples to communities and their important collection of drawings, six decades after they were made. Discussions with many people, journeys to places, and archival research build a compelling account of the colonial and contemporary circumstances of... more...

  • Trapped in the Gapby Emma Kowal

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    In Australia, a 'tribe' of white, middle-class, progressive professionals is actively working to improve the lives of Indigenous people. This book explores what happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to help without harming. 'White anti-racists' find themselves trapped by endless ambiguities, contradictions, and double... more...

  • Children and the Environment in an Australian Indigenous Communityby Angela Kreutz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Aboriginal children represent one of the fastest growing population segments in Australia, yet the lives of Aboriginal children in their environment has rarely been subjected to systematic and in-depth study. In this book, Angela Kreutz considers the relationship between the environment, attachment and development in indigenous children, examining... more...

  • The Europeans in Australiaby Alan Atkinson

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Alan Atkinson is the author of several books, including Camden: Farm and Village Life in Early New South Wales , which helped to introduce new forms of social history to Australia, and The Commonwealth of Speech , an argument about history writing in the 21st century and about the links between the national past and present. He has been a Fulbright... more...

  • Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrinby Diane Bell

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    In Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin, Diane Bell invites her readers into the complex and contested world of the cultural beliefs and practices of the Ngarrindjeri of South Australia; teases out the meanings and misreadings of the written sources; traces changes and continuities in oral accounts; challenges assumptions about what Ngarrindjeri women know, how... more...

  • The Europeans in Australiaby Alan Atkinson

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This is the third and final volume of the landmark, award-winning series The Europeans in Australia that gives an account of settlement by Britain. It tells of the various ways in which that experience shaped imagination and belief among the settler people from the eighteenth century to the end of World War I. Volume Three, Nation, tells the story... more...

  • Racial Prejudice and Discriminationby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Cultural diversity is central to Australia’s national identity, however many Australians regularly experience racism. Racist attitudes are common in the form of unconscious bias, intolerance and prejudice; at its worst, racial discrimination manifests in violence and abuse. This book reveals the extent, causes and impacts of racism. What are people’s... more...

  • Stilwaterby Rafael de Grenade

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 16.00

    Rafael de Grenade was twelve years old when she quit school and soon began to work on a rough-country mountain ranch in Arizona. There she learned how to sleep out when there was no fast way home; how to track her way by familiar spires and rivers; how to survive off the water that seeped from moss hidden in the valleys. But when she read about cattlemen... more...