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Ethnography

  • Empire of Political Thoughtby Bruce Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    A book about how European colonists in Australia represented the Indigenous peoples they found there, and the tasks of governing them within the terms of Western political thought. It emphasises how the framework of ideas drawn from the traditions of Western political thought was employed in the imperial government of Indigenous peoples. more...

  • The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment Worldby Shino Konishi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This is the first historical study of indigenous Australian masculinity. Using the reactions of eighteenth-century western explorers to Aboriginal men, Konishi argues that these encounters were not as negative as has been thought. more...

  • Orphaned by the Colour of My Skinby Mary Terszak

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

    In an invasive, paternalistic, federal public policy environment for Indigenous communities, this book provides an in-depth account of one person's experiences as a ' Stolen Generation' Aboriginal Australian. Told from the heart, the book speaks in the raw voice of a grandmother reflecting on her life, focusing on her childhood experiences, subsequent... more...

  • 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...

  • Indigenist Critical Realismby Gracelyn Smallwood

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Indigenist Critical Realism: Human Rights and First Australians? Wellbeing consists of a defence of what is popularly known as the Human Rights Agenda in Indigenous Affairs in Australia. It begins with a consideration of the non-well-being of Indigenous Australians, then unfolding a personal narrative of the author Dr Gracelyn Smallwood's family.... 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...

  • Trapped in the Gapby Emma Kowal

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    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 binds... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...