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Savage imaginings : historical and contemporary constructions of Australian Aboriginalities / Lynette Russell
Bib ID 22785
Format BookBook
Author
Russell, Lynette
 
Description Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2001 
xiii, 134 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 1875606939
Summary

This book explores the dominant discussions in Australian Aboriginal history. Its central tenet is that European textual representations of Aboriginal Australians have characteristically involved images and imaginings of primitivism, great antiquity and sameness. The author argues that Aboriginal-focussed museum displays, textual studies and photo-essays have reduced Aboriginal culture to a moment frozen in pre-contact time.

Full contents
  • 1. Australian modernity, post-colonialism and discourses of Aboriginality
  • 2. Walkabout: the popular view
  • 3. Images of power: colonial relationships and museum representations of Aboriginal Australia
  • 4. Koori modernity and corporate identity
  • 5. Epilogue: re-presented pasts.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 115-129.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Attitudes.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Social identity - Aboriginality.  |  Archaeology - Theory and criticism.  |  Race relations - Representation - History.  |  Social identity.  |  Race relations - Representation.  |  Attitudes - Indigenous perspectives.
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