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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Encounters with Indigeneity : Writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
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'For four decades Jeremy Beckett has shone a light on previously marginalised fields of life. While the many went in search of ‘traditional culture’, Beckett was fascinated to learn about people who often lacked wider recognition of their Aboriginality. In the process he changed our understandings and highlighted the issues those people confronted. He has enriched our appreciation of the diversity of Indigenous identities and experiences.'

'He was an expert witness leading up to the Mabo decision, and has brought Australian Indigenous studies into a world framework.' (Source: Publishers website)

Notes

  • Introduction

    1. George Dutton's country : portrait of an Aboriginal drover

    2. Walter Newton's history of the world - or Australia

    3. Aboriginal histories, Aboriginal myths : an introduction

    4. Autobiography and testimonial discourse in Myles Lalor's 'Oral history'

    5. The Torres Strait Islanders and the pearling industry : a case of internal colonialism

    6. Rivalry, competition and conflict among Christian Melanesians

    7. Mission, church and sect : three types of religious commitment in the Torres Strait Islands

    8. "Knowing how to talk to white people" : Torres Strait Islanders and the politics of representation

    9. The Murray Island land case

    10. Aboriginality, citizenship and nation-state

    11. Contested images : perspectives on the indigenous terrain in the late twentieth century.

  • Other formats: Also e-book.

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Works about this Work

Encounters With Indigeneity : Writing About Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – By Jeremy Beckett Maureen Fuary , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Oceania , July vol. 86 no. 2 2016; (p. 208–209)

'This book provides a valuable insight into the corpus of Jeremy Beckett's thinking and writing about Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander forms of self-hood, representation, citizenship, and expressions of ‘indigeneity’ from the late 1950s into the 21st century. The papers are not presented chronologically, although there is an obvious sequence. The first half of the book concerns his work with Aboriginal people in western NSW, and the second half contains his main writings on Torres Strait Island people. The final two chapters bring us full circle in their exploration of Aboriginal citizenship, and finally, of the constructions and practices of indigeneity on the global stage. This last chapter nicely book-ends the text, complementing Beckett's Introduction at the beginning.' (Introduction)

Encounters with Indigeneity: Writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples : Review Ian Keen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , December vol. 39 no. 2015; (p. 267-269)

— Review of Encounters with Indigeneity : Writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Jeremy Beckett , 2014 single work criticism
[Review Essay] Encounters with Indigeneity: Writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Barry Judd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , June no. 1 2015; (p. 127-129)

— Review of Encounters with Indigeneity : Writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Jeremy Beckett , 2014 single work criticism

'Encounters with indigeneity surveys the career work of renowned Australian anthropologist Jeremy Beckett. This important book highlights a scholarly engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that spans the second half of the twentieth century and demonstrates how these encounters prompted Beckett to move beyond the disciplinary limits of anthropology to produce a body of work that is characterised by its overtly inter-disciplinary approach to the study of indigeneity. In this sense, Beckett is much more than an anthropologist as he engages with history, political science, economics, sociology, literary studies and post-colonial studies to develop understandings and insights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that are rich in detail and complex in analysis. As a collection of works, Encounters with indigeneity demonstrates the ease with which Beckett is able to show how local issues concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples often have implications that are felt in the politics of the nation-state and increasingly in the politics of the global community. Unlike many of those who preceded him,' (Introduction)

[Review Essay] Encounters with Indigeneity: Writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Barry Judd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , June no. 1 2015; (p. 127-129)

— Review of Encounters with Indigeneity : Writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Jeremy Beckett , 2014 single work criticism

'Encounters with indigeneity surveys the career work of renowned Australian anthropologist Jeremy Beckett. This important book highlights a scholarly engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that spans the second half of the twentieth century and demonstrates how these encounters prompted Beckett to move beyond the disciplinary limits of anthropology to produce a body of work that is characterised by its overtly inter-disciplinary approach to the study of indigeneity. In this sense, Beckett is much more than an anthropologist as he engages with history, political science, economics, sociology, literary studies and post-colonial studies to develop understandings and insights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that are rich in detail and complex in analysis. As a collection of works, Encounters with indigeneity demonstrates the ease with which Beckett is able to show how local issues concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples often have implications that are felt in the politics of the nation-state and increasingly in the politics of the global community. Unlike many of those who preceded him,' (Introduction)

Encounters with Indigeneity: Writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples : Review Ian Keen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , December vol. 39 no. 2015; (p. 267-269)

— Review of Encounters with Indigeneity : Writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Jeremy Beckett , 2014 single work criticism
Encounters With Indigeneity : Writing About Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – By Jeremy Beckett Maureen Fuary , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Oceania , July vol. 86 no. 2 2016; (p. 208–209)

'This book provides a valuable insight into the corpus of Jeremy Beckett's thinking and writing about Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander forms of self-hood, representation, citizenship, and expressions of ‘indigeneity’ from the late 1950s into the 21st century. The papers are not presented chronologically, although there is an obvious sequence. The first half of the book concerns his work with Aboriginal people in western NSW, and the second half contains his main writings on Torres Strait Island people. The final two chapters bring us full circle in their exploration of Aboriginal citizenship, and finally, of the constructions and practices of indigeneity on the global stage. This last chapter nicely book-ends the text, complementing Beckett's Introduction at the beginning.' (Introduction)

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