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Description - A Cautious Silence by Geoffrey Gray

This is the first exploration of modern Australian social anthropology to examine the forces that helped shaped its formation. Geoffrey Gray reveals the struggle to establish and consolidate anthropology as an academic discipline in Australia. He argues that anthropologists had to demonstrate that their discipline was the predominant interpreter of Indigenous life, leading to them being called on to assist government in the control, development and advancement of Australia's Indigenous peoples. Gray's work complements and adds to earlier publications like Wolfe's Settler Colonialism and the Transformation of Anthropology, McGregor's Imagined Destinies and Anderson's Cultivating Whiteness.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780855755515
ISBN-10: 0855755512
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Geoffrey Gray

Geoffrey Gray is Research Fellow, Tradition and Transformation at AIATSIS, and Honorary Research Associate at the School of Historical Studies, Monash University. Gray has published widely on topics including anthropology, academic freedom, race and racism, colonialism, citizenship and native title.

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