Blackfellas, Whitefellas and the Hidden Injuries of Race
By (author) Gillian Cowlishaw
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Blackfellas, Whitefellas and the Hidden Injuries of Race by Gillian Cowlishaw
Book DescriptionIn December 1997, in a small town in rural Australia, a fight broke out among local Aborigines that turned into a full-blown riot when police intervened in force. In "Blackfellas, Whitefellas, and the Hidden Injuries of Race", anthropologist Gillian Cowlishaw uses this vivid incident as a means of launching a larger discussion about race, identity, and racialized violence. It brings indigenous Australians into the contemporary global race discourse in a lively, highly readable ethnography. It explores the local and national meanings of a race riot in Australia and the entrenched racial binary evident in everyday relationships. It raises questions about history, memory, citizenship, respect, and abjection as means of considering the politics, social science, and psychology of race rivalry and indigenous marginality. It is written by a prominent scholar with clarity, verve, and accessibility both for beginners and those well-versed in contemporary debates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405114042
(229mm x 154mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gillian Cowlishaw
Blackfellas, Whitefellas and the Hidden Injuries of Race, Hardback (December 2003)
In December 1997, in a small town in rural Australia, a fight broke out among local Aborigines that turned into a full-blown riot when police intervened in force. This title uses this incident as a means of launching a discussion about race, identity, and racialized violence.
Love Against the Law, Paperback (April 2000)
Highlights the ambiguous social position of Aboriginals living in the Northern Territory. This book presents insight into race relations, the contradictory attitudes of missionaries and police. It also reflects morality and religion as well as political developments.
Rednecks, Eggheads and Blackfellas, Paperback (November 1999)» View all books by Gillian Cowlishaw
This lively book brings the reader close to the people from a remote cattle station in far north Australia, where black and white peoples' lives have been intertwined over the span of 80 years.
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Author Biography - Gillian Cowlishaw
Gillian Cowlishaw is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Australia.
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