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Ethnography

  • Decolonizing Solidarityby Clare Land; Gary Foley

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 27.95

    An essential work to be read by all non-Indigenous scholars and activists seeking solidarity with Indigenous struggles across the world more...

  • The Martin Presenceby Peter Beilharz; Trevor Hogan; Sheila Shaver

    UNSW Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Jean Martin was a pioneer of sociology, inventing a version of the discipline that was uniquely suited to Australia in the post-war period. Jean Isobel Martin (1923-79) made herself a sociologist before the discipline was established in Australia. Regarded as a founder of Australian sociology, her writing, teaching and policy helped shape Australia... more...

  • No Small Changeby Frank Brennan; Patricia Turner

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    In 1967, Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of removing from the Constitution two references that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Though these seemed like small amendments, they were an impetus for real change: from terra nullius to land rights, and from assimilation to self-determination. Nearly 50 years... more...

  • The White Possessiveby Aileen Moreton-Robinson

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The White Possessive explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless. Focusing on the Australian Aboriginal context, Aileen Moreton-Robinson questions current race theory in the first world and its preoccupation with foregrounding slavery and migration.... more...

  • 'What Do We Want?'by Heidi Norman

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    The passage of land rights laws in New South Wales in 1983 saw political intrigue, deception, and disappointment as well as unprecedented engagement by Aboriginal citizens and their supporters. How could a sympathetic New South Wales State Government redress the effects of 200 years of colonization in the most densely populated state in the Commonwealth?... more...

  • 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...