Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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'Mapping inter-cultural relationships as they are played out in a remote Aboriginal settlement in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert, this book challenges White Australians to reconsider their relationship with Indigenous peoples. Unpacking White cultural practices, it explores the extraordinary difficulties which Indigenous women face when they attempt to maintain and pass their cultural knowledge, customs and skills on to their children and youth. From 1999 to 2001, Zohl dé Ishtar lived and worked intimately with a group of thirteen women elders to establish a vibrant intergenerational cultural knowledge transmission program: the Kapululangu Women's Law and Culture Centre. Through this profound experience Zohl identified 'Living Culture', the cultural energy which is created when individuals live their culture to its fullest expression enabling them to transform their worlds even when to do so seems impossible. Her profound radical feminist analysis of the socio-cultural context surrounding this Indigenous women's initiative challenges White attitudes and behaviours and offers a deeper comprehension to those who aspire to be involved in collaborative projects with Indigenous peoples. A lyrical and passionate book.' (Source: Publisher's website)


  • This work contains:

    A Day in the Life of the Tjilimi

    Caring for Yawulyu, Singing the Land

    Living on the Ground

    Wirrimanu's White Story

    The Missionaries and the Tjukurrpa's Embrace

    Kapululangu: The Women Elders' Cultural Initiative

    Living Culture -The Cultural Imperative

    White Culture and Black Women's Law

    Kurrunpa Maya: Women's Spiritual Strength and Kapululangu.

  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Spinifex Press , 2005 .
      Extent: xxxvi, 388p.
      Reprinted: 2016
      • Includes bibliography and index
      ISBN: 1876756578, 9781876756574
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