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The Resource The politics of identity : who counts as Aboriginal today?, Bronwyn Carlson

The politics of identity : who counts as Aboriginal today?, Bronwyn Carlson

Label
The politics of identity : who counts as Aboriginal today?
Title
The politics of identity
Title remainder
who counts as Aboriginal today?
Statement of responsibility
Bronwyn Carlson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This award-winning work explores the complexities surrounding contemporary Aboriginal identity. Drawing on a range of historical and research literature, interviews and surveys, The Politics of Identity explores Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal understandings of Aboriginality and the way these concepts are produced and reproduced across a range of sites and contexts. Carlson discusses the multiple, yet narrow definitions of Aboriginal identity that have existed throughout Australias colonial history and its continuing impact upon contemporary Aboriginal identities. Emphasizing Indigenous debates and claims about Aboriginality, the work explores both the community and external tensions around appropriate measures of identity and the pressures and effects of identification. An analysis of online Indigenous communities on social media that have emerged as sites of contestation adds to the growing knowledge in this area, both nationally and globally. This is a brave and personal contribution to the often vexed subject of Aboriginal identity and offers a distinctive and fresh line of analysis
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, Bronwyn
Dewey number
305.89915
Index
index present
LC call number
DU124.E74
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Identity politics
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Indigenous peoples
Label
The politics of identity : who counts as Aboriginal today?, Bronwyn Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Constructing the Aborigine -- 2. Positioning ?part-Aboriginal? people -- 3. Challenging the colonial Aborigine -- 4. Quantifying Aboriginality by acculturation, adaptation and allegiance -- 5. The changing meaning of Aboriginal identity -- 6. Shifts in the social and political context -- 7. Discovering and reconstructing Aboriginal identity -- 8. Beyond the discourse -- 9. Confirmation of Aboriginality -- 10. Conflict, community and the regulation of Aboriginal identity -- 11. Community discourse on the Confirmation of Aboriginality and Aboriginal identity: a case study -- 12. Researching the politics of identity -- 13. Identity journeys: when Aboriginal heritage was always known -- 14. Identity journeys: discovering Aboriginal heritage -- 15. The continuing contest over the definition of Aboriginal identity -- 16. Learning and performing an Aboriginal identity -- 17. Tensions at the cultural interface -- 18. Aboriginal identity, community and social media
Control code
000055842708
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 294 pages
Isbn
9781922059963
Lccn
2015514130
System control number
(OCoLC)927166393
Label
The politics of identity : who counts as Aboriginal today?, Bronwyn Carlson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Constructing the Aborigine -- 2. Positioning ?part-Aboriginal? people -- 3. Challenging the colonial Aborigine -- 4. Quantifying Aboriginality by acculturation, adaptation and allegiance -- 5. The changing meaning of Aboriginal identity -- 6. Shifts in the social and political context -- 7. Discovering and reconstructing Aboriginal identity -- 8. Beyond the discourse -- 9. Confirmation of Aboriginality -- 10. Conflict, community and the regulation of Aboriginal identity -- 11. Community discourse on the Confirmation of Aboriginality and Aboriginal identity: a case study -- 12. Researching the politics of identity -- 13. Identity journeys: when Aboriginal heritage was always known -- 14. Identity journeys: discovering Aboriginal heritage -- 15. The continuing contest over the definition of Aboriginal identity -- 16. Learning and performing an Aboriginal identity -- 17. Tensions at the cultural interface -- 18. Aboriginal identity, community and social media
Control code
000055842708
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 294 pages
Isbn
9781922059963
Lccn
2015514130
System control number
(OCoLC)927166393

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