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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 [Review Essay] Eye Contact : Photographing Indigenous Australians
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'I begin this review with an admission. Not versed in the arcane language of postmodernist theory or any of its various offshoots, I found large slabs of this book beyond my powers of comprehension. Take the following: ‘In [Charles] Walter’s interest in the Aboriginal people of Victoria expressed through a visual language we see the circulation of mimesis and alterity as white fascination with Aboriginal mimicry is itself expressed mimetically when subject reaches out to embrace object’ (p.118). There is more of this sort of stuff peppered throughout the book. Much more. This is unfortunate. The book is obviously aimed at a select band of fellow travellers, but beneath the layers of jargon Jane Lydon reveals glimpses of a fascinating story.' [Review Essay] 

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 2 2006 Z1455508 2006 periodical issue

    This editorial 'discusses various reports published within the November 2006 issue of Australian Aboriginal Studies, including one describing an early collaborative health program between Indigenous and Western health professionals and another providing a case study where Indigenous men seek health that is culturally based and under their own control.' (Introduction)

    pg. 128-130
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