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Textual spaces : aboriginality and cultural studies / Stephen Muecke
Bib ID 703725
Format BookBook
Author
Muecke, Stephen, 1951-
 
Description Kensington, NSW : New South Wales University Press, 1992 
viii, 214 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0868401013 (paperback)
Series

Communication and culture series.

Summary

Examines the Aboriginal and European construction of meaning through modes of discourse and their textual forms; discourse analysis - anthropological (Berndt), romantic (Bates) and racist (Durack); physicality of text - bodily inscription, narrative (Paddy Roe), performance and memory; problem of authentic history - the story of Pigeon; structuralist and post-structuralist analysis of narrative - custodianship, history, Dreaming, speaking text; Aboriginal literature as political expression - criticism of repression/liberation dualism (Sally Morgan); legal and Aboriginal English; work of Rover Thomas, Sally Morgan and Jimmy Pike and versions of landscape; concepts of pan-Aboriginality (Yothu Yindi) and marginality in the post-modern.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography (p. 207-211).

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Cultural assimilation.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.  |  Communication and culture -- Australia.  |  Literature and stories - Fiction.  |  Social identity - Aboriginality.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Language - Aboriginal English.  |  Discourse analysis - Narratives.  |  Literature and stories - Criticism and analysis.  |  Art - Production - Materials / techniques.  |  Language - English - Aboriginal English.  |  Australia.

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