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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Distribution of Settlement : Appropriation and Refusal in Australian Literature and Culture
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'Settler representations of Indigenous culture and identity weigh heavily on the way Indigenous people tell their stories in the present. These representations affect the way Indigenous writers themselves operate to represent themselves and their people. The rendering visible of Indigenous culture involves a fraught history riven with appropriation, misrepresentation and material and discursive forms of violence.

'The Distribution of Settlement tells a partial story about the effect of these histories within Australian literature and culture. Tracking such cases of appropriation and misrepresentation in white Australian writing from the middle of the twentieth century, the book also turns to the legacy of these acts on and in contemporary Aboriginal writers as diverse as Kim Scott, Alexis Wright, Tony Birch and Tara June Winch.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.


  • Contents :

    Introduction: Refusing Settler Artifacts 1

    Part One 29

    Appropriation 31

    Bastardy 64

    Mumae’s Gaze 89

    Part Two 129

    The White Gaze and its Artifacts 131

    Part Three 165

    Opacity and Refusal 167

    Refusing Capricornia 186

    Need I Repeat? 207

    Conclusion 226

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Nedlands, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2018 .
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      Extent: 232p.p.
      • Published October 2018.

      ISBN: 9781760800017
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