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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Marking Differences : Indigenous Cultural Tastes and Practices
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'This paper examines the similarities and differences between the cultural tastes and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians as evidenced by the relationships between the main sample and an Indigenous sample recruited by a 2015 national survey. It does so in order to identify the respects in which Indigenous tastes are distinctive in relation to (i) cultural practices with an Indigenous reference, (ii) cultural practices with an Australian, but non-Indigenous reference and (iii) cultural practices with international associations. These questions are explored initially at an aggregate level and then more closely by probing those instances where significant differences in Indigenous/non-Indigenous cultural tastes and practices are registered across the six cultural fields encompassed by the survey: sport, television, heritage, music, literature and the visual arts. In the light of current debates regarding the politics of ‘Indigenous enumeration’ and the tendency to present Indigenous difference in the form of a deficit, we look instead at the positive significance of the specific Indigenous tastes that our findings identify. We also examine the effects of gender and level of education in differentiating Indigenous cultural tastes and practices and explore how these are related to emerging class differences among Indigenous Australians.'  (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies vol. 32 no. 3 2018 13969184 2018 periodical issue

    'The articles in this themed section report on aspects of the survey component of the Australian Research Council-funded Discovery project Australian Cultural Fields: National and Transnational Dynamics (DP140101970). Critically engaging with Bourdieusian field theory, this project investigated the shaping of, and relations between, art, literary, media, sport, music and heritage fields. It considered the effects on these fields of national and transnational factors including cultural policy-making, digitization and globalization probing, in particular, the role of cultural capital in mediating the relationship between education and occupational class. Particular attention was also paid to the multicultural composition of Australia’s population and the distinctive position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders both within and across the six cultural fields encompassed by the project.' (Deborah Stevenson, Tony Bennett:  'Australian cultural fields: social relations and dynamics' Editorial)

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