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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 [Review] Settler Colonialism and (re)conciliation: Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings
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‘What might an Indigenous-led emancipatory politics and a truly postcolonial sociality look like? What are its limits and possibilities within this fraught paradigm, the double bind of reconciliation?’ Penelope Edmonds poses these urgent questions in Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation: Frontier Violence, Affective Performances and Imaginative Refoundings. In recent months, her transnational study has become pressing reading as the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’1 reignites perennial debates about the relationship between Indigenous people and the settler state.'

Alexandra Roginski (2016)

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    y separately published work icon Aboriginal History vol. 41 2017 2016 17480676 2016 periodical issue non-fiction

    "The articles in Volume 41 bring to light historical sources from the colonial frontier in Tasmania (Nicholas Brodie and Kristyn Harman) and South Australia (Skye Kirchauff) to provoke reassessments of colonial attitudes and expectations. Karen Hughes brings into focus little-known, intimate aspects of Indigenous women’s experience with African American servicemen on the World War II Australian home front. Diana Young’s study of accounts of Pitjantjatjara women’s careful productions in the Ernabella craft rooms in the mid-twentieth century deepens our understanding of a relatively neglected aspect of the art history of ‘first generation, postcontact Indigenous art-making among Australian Western Desert peoples’. Nikita Vanderbyl explores records of tourists’ visits to Aboriginal reserves in the late 1800s and early 1900s, focusing on the emotive aspects of the visits, and making the links between such tourism and colonialism. Janice Newton provides a close examination of the cross-cultural signs implicated in a documented ceremonial performance in early Port Phillip. Heather Burke, Lynley Wallis and their collaborators compare a reconstructed stone building in Richmond, Queensland, with other reputedly fortified structures, and find that the historical and structural evidence for this interpretation are equivocal, pointing to imaginaries of the violent frontier as much as tangible experience."

    Source: ANU Press.

    pg. pg. 179-181
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