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The politics of identity : who counts as Aboriginal today? / Bronwyn Carlson
Bib ID 8072063
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Carlson, Bronwyn, author
 
Description Canberra, A.C.T. : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016 
©2016 
vi, 294 pages ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781925302134
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

"First published in 2016 by Aboriginal Studies Press ; Reprinted in 2017."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Ethnic identity.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Australia -- Ethnic identity.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Ethnic identity.  |  Identity politics -- Australia.  |  Social identity - Aboriginality  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Form/genre Indigenous collection
Other authors/contributors Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, issuing body
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