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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Turning Subjects into Objects and Objects into Subjects : Collecting Human Remains on the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition
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'He's taking the bones now, taking the bones. He reaches into the hollow of a crevice; the rear of his trousers, protruding towards the camera, is stained with channels of sweat. Turning to face us, he unwraps a mandible from a blackened shred of rag. Bespectacled, and with lips pursed beneath a trim moustache, his officer's deportment is upset by a slash of blue headband that gives him a piratical craziness. He adds the jaw to a wooden crate already full of arm and leg bones, butted up against a skull. The guts of this narrative—if 'guts' is quite the word when we are dealing with bodies so fleshless—hinge on this and other kindred events.'  (Introduction)





  • Includes bibliography.

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    y separately published work icon Circulating Cultures : Exchanges of Australian Indigenous Music, Dance and Media Amanda Harris (editor), Canberra : Australian National University , 2014 8363853 2014 selected work criticism

    'Circulating Cultures is an edited book about the transformation of cultural materials through the Australian landscape. The book explores cultural circulation, exchange and transit, through events such as the geographical movement of song series across the Kimberley and Arnhem Land; the transformation of Australian Aboriginal dance in the hands of an American choreographer; and the indigenisation of symbolic meanings in heavy metal music. Circulating Cultures crosses disciplinary boundaries, with contributions from historians, musicologists, linguists and dance historians, to depict shifts of cultural materials through time, place and interventions from people. It looks at the way Indigenous and non-Indigenous performing arts have changed through intercultural influence and collaboration.'(Publication summary)

    Canberra : Australian National University , 2014
    pg. 129-166
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