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The politics of identity : who counts as Aboriginal today? / Bronwyn Carlson
Bib ID 6938991
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Carlson, Bronwyn, author
 
Description Canberra, ACT : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016 
© 2016 
vi, 294 pages ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781922059963 (paperback)
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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-287) and index.

Subjects Identity politics -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Identity.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Ethnic identity.  |  Race relations - Attitudes.  |  Social behaviour - Roles.  |  Race relations - Representation.  |  Social identity.  |  Attitudes - Indigenous attitudes.  |  Australian

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