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A cautious silence : the politics of Australian anthropology / Geoffrey Gray
Bib ID 3970531
Format BookBook
Author
Gray, Geoffrey G
 
Description Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007 
ix, 293 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780855755515
Summary

To date no explorations of modern Australian social anthropology examine the forces that helped shaped its formation. Geoffrey Gray's new book reveals the struggle to establish and consolidate anthropology in Australia as an academic discipline. He argues that to do so, anthropologists had to demonstrate that their discipline was the predominant interpreter of Indigenous life. Thus they were able, and called on, to assist government in the control, development and advancement of Indigenous peoples.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 250-272.

Subjects Anthropology -- Research -- Australia.  |  Ethnology -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Anthropology.  |  Defence - World War II.  |  Research.
Terms of Use Geoffrey Gray 2007. 
Available From GPO Box 553, Canberra ACT 2601 

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