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Knowledge of life : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia / edited by Kaye Price
Bib ID 6810193
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia : Cambridge University Press, 2015 
xvii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm 
ISBN 9781107477421 (paperback)
Summary

This text provide students with a comprehensive guide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. The result of extensive research and experience, it offers fresh insights into a range of topics and, most importantly, is written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics. It addresses topics ranging from history and reconciliation, to literature and politics, to art, sport and health. It presents social, cultural and political perspectives on these areas in a manner that is accessible to undergraduate students from a range of backgrounds and academic disciplines. Each chapter opens with a precis of the author's journey to engage students and offer them an insight into the author's experiences. These authentic voices encourage students to think about the wider issues surrounding each chapter and their real-life implications. This text emphasises the importance of relationships between non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Notes

Foreword by Tom Calma.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Politics and government.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Study and teaching (Higher)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Government relations.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Social life and customs.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Politics and government.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Social conditions.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- History.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Health and hygiene.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Study and teaching (Higher)  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Sociology  |  Education - Policy and administration.  |  Health - Attitudes and definitions.  |  Literature and stories - Awards and prizes.  |  Law - Intellectual property.  |  Health - Policy and administration.  |  Enterprises.  |  Law - International law - Human rights.  |  Education - Skills and curriculum.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Health.  |  Native title - Law and legislation.  |  Literature and stories - Story telling and story tellers.  |  History - Political.  |  Law - Relationship of law - Domestic vs international.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Sport.  |  Economic sectors - Services - Business.  |  Politics and Government - Civil rights and citizenship.  |  Race relations - Reconciliation.  |  Health status - Womens health - Maternal health.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Education - Indigenous studies - Tertiary.  |  Literature and stories - Publishing.  |  Art - Economic aspects.  |  Literature and stories - Authors.  |  Sport - Policy and administration.  |  Law enforcement - Police conduct and attitudes.  |  Law enforcement - Police-youth relations.  |  Education - Teachers - Teacher education.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Education.  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Price, Kaye, editor  |  Calma, Tom, 1953- writer of foreword
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