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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Blacklines : Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Melbourne University Press , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
After Aboriginalism : Power, Knowledge and Indigenous Australian Critical Writing, Michèle Grossman , single work criticism
Introduction to Blacklines.
(p. 1-14)
Introduction : The Aboriginal Critique of Colonial Knowing, Ian Anderson , single work criticism
Introduction to Blacklines Part I. Critical discourses: identities, histories, knowledges
(p. 17-24)
The End in the Beginning : Re(de)finding Aboriginality : 1994 Wentworth Lecture, Michael Dodson , single work essay
Revised version of a text originally delivered as the W. C. Wentworth Lecture 1994. 'Offers a powerful scholarly critique of the politics and pitfalls of defining 'Aboriginality'.' (Blacklines p. 10)
(p. 25-42)
Black Bit, White Bit, Ian Anderson , single work essay
'Ian Anderson analyses and contests the effects that anthoropological discourses...have had on the critical project of developing Indigenous 'identities'' (Blacklines p. 10)
(p. 43-51)
Aboriginality and Corporatism, Philip Morrissey , single work essay
Changes in the definition of Aboriginality in the 1980s, 1990s and the early years of the 21st century.
(p. 53-59)
Always Was Always Will Be, Jackie Huggins , single work criticism

‘This article might come as a surprise to some, but to many of my colleagues, both Black and white, who know me more intimately, the following is a brief synopsis of my construction of Aboriginality in response to Bain Attwood's 'Portrait of an Aboriginal as an Artist: Sally Morgan and the Construction of Aboriginality'.’ (Opening lines.)

(p. 60-65)
Tiddas Talkin' Up to the White Woman When Huggins et al. Took on Bell, Aileen Moreton-Robinson , single work essay
Discusses a debate between black and white Australian feminists in the 1990s. The debate centred on an article written by Diane Bell and Topsy Napurrula Nelson, 'Speaking About Rape is Everyone's Business' (Women's Studies International Forum, 1989). The author concludes that aboriginal women 'enter feminism and its debates...not on our terms, but on the terms of white feminists whose race confers dominance and privilege.' (Blacklines p. 77)
(p. 66-77)
Introduction : Culture Wars, Marcia Langton , single work essay
Introduction to Blacklines Part II. Imaging Indigeneity: art, aesthetics, representations
(p. 81-91)
Language and Lasers, Lin Onus , single work essay
Lin Onus calls for the acceptance of new movements and expressions in Aboriginal art and warns that to judge Aboriginal art as 'traditional' or 'urban' 'assumes that Aboriginal art should remain static' and denies the artist a place in the development of Australian art.
(p. 92-96)
Seeing and Seaming : Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Hetti Perkins , single work essay
The author 'shows how earlier anthropological discourses have embedded 'determinist perceptions of authenticity' in contemporary art critical practice,' and looks at 'the politics of intercultural appropriation and the 'hidden undercurrent of dialogue between artists and cultures' that has been problematically 'polarised by centre/periphery models'.' ( Blacklines , p.11-12)
(p. 97-103)
The Presentation and Interpretation of Aboriginal and Torrres Strait Islander Art : The Yiribana Gallery in Focus, Margo Neale , single work essay
Discusses the creation of the Yiribana Gallery at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1994.
(p. 104-108)
Aboriginal Art and Film : The Politics of Representation, Marcia Langton , single work essay
In this essay Marcia Langton looks at 'the need to develop a body of knowledge and critical perspective... on representations of Aboriginal people and concerns in art, film, television or other media.' (Blacklines, p115) And that 'without a body of self-representative work there can be no self-critical assessment made and no meaningful discourse on Aboriginal aesthetics by Aborigines themselves' (Blacklines, p.124)
(p. 109-124)
Introduction: Resistance, Recovery and Revitalisation, Aileen Moreton-Robinson , single work essay
Introduction to Blacklines Part III. Knowledge in action: politics, policies, practices
(p. 127-131)
Better, Martin Nakata , single work essay
Using scholarly analysis and personal narrative, Nakata shows that 'the culture of education may change ...but its politics...remain unchallenged...western experts are still naming the game, still identifying the problem, and they are still providing the 'solution' on our behalf'. (Blacklines, p. 142) He concludes that 'as people positioned in the margins, and as people of colour, we need to be critically literate not simply in any liberal sense, but in a political sense.' (Blacklines, p. 144)
(p. 132-144)
'Nothing has Changed' : The Making and Unmaking of Koori Culture, Tony Birch , single work essay
'Tony Birch meticulously examines the contradictory impulses and drives behind the political saga of trying to restore the Indigenous-language name for...the (currently named) Grampians(Gariwerd) mountain range.' (Blacklines, p. 13)
(p. 145-158)
Australia's Indigenous Languages, Jeanie Bell , single work essay
Based on her 1993 Boyer Lecture, Bell discusses the 'social, spiritual and heritage significance of Indigenous language survival and revival with reference to the history of Murri languages in south-eastern Queensland.' (Blacklines, p 13)
(p. 159-170)
Overturning the Doctrine : Indigenous People and Wilderness--Being Aboriginal in the Environmental Movement, Fabienne Bayet , single work essay
Discusses 'the historical tensions between the discourses of 'black' and 'green' ideologies...' (Blacklines, p. 13)
(p. 171-180)
Wandering Girl: Who Defines "Authenticity" in Aboriginal Literature?, Sonja Kurtzer , single work criticism (p. 181-188)
Afterword : Moving, Remembering, Singing Our Place, Philip Morrissey , single work criticism (p. 189-193)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Postcolonial Turn and the Fantastic Iva Polak , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction 2017; (p. 71-95)

'Doris Bachmann-Medick maintains that the period since the 1970s has seen a series of “cultural turns”, that is, theoretical and cultural reorientations, which have “shifted perspectives, introduced new focuses and, as a result, opened previously unexamined cross-disciplinary fields of inquiry” (1). One such turn is the constitution of the postcolonial theory of culture, which has “shed light on the power of hegemonic cultures to shape discourse while illuminating the increasingly autonomous self-representation of previously marginalized societies, ethnic groups and literatures” (Bachmann-Medick 132).'  (Introduction)

Kellerberrin Walking - Writing & Vagabondage in South West Western Australia : Nine Speeds of Walking/Writing Mark Minchinton , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 67-77)
Anti-Nativism in Australian Indigenous Literature Teresa Podemska-Abt , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kultura Historia Globalizacja , no. 7 2010; (p. 53-64)
'What in today's literary discourse are the reality and the world created by the words: nativism, nativity, the native, native? Why do we still speak and communicate with them and use them in different contexts, even though we know that these words often carry a negative emotional meaning load, taking us to spaces, times, and experiences of colonial suffering, despite their basis in academic arguments. In Australia such issues have been addressed by many Indigenous writers, amongst them — M. Langton, A. Moreton- Robinson, Mudrooroo, C. Watego, T. Birch, F. Bayet — Charlton, to name just a few.' (Author's introduction)
"Once Upon a Patriachy" : Cultural Translation in the Poetry of Romaine Moreton Katherine Russo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partnership Id-Entities : Cultural and Literary Re-Insciption/s of the Feminine 2010; (p. 31-44)
Australian Aboriginal Identity : Being And/or Becoming Iva Polak , 2009 single work
— Appears in: Studia Romanica Et Anglica Zagrabiensia , May vol. 53 no. 2009; (p. 153-169)
'The paper focuses on the shifting signifier of Aboriginality as discussed by Aboriginal public intellectuals and writers from the publication of Aboriginal Writing Today in 1985 to the most recent anthology of essayist writing by Aboriginal Australians, Blacklines in 2003. The discussion shows initially simple bifurcation of Aboriginal identity on “black” constructed in opposition to “white” and a whole plethora of different and sometimes opposing views on defining contemporary Aboriginal identity from the 1990s onwards.'
Non Fiction Mike Shuttleworth , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 October 2003; (p. 5)

— Review of Blacklines : Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians 2003 anthology criticism essay ; Big Jack : My Sporting Life John Elliot , 2003 single work autobiography
Other Fronts Bruce Sims , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 255 2003; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Blacklines : Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians 2003 anthology criticism essay
A Lasting Impression Ceridwen Spark , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 174 2004; (p. 134-135)

— Review of Fresh Cuttings : A Celebration of Fiction and Poetry From UQP's Black Writing Series 2003 anthology poetry extract ; Blacklines : Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians 2003 anthology criticism essay
Creating Living Traditions Elizabeth Reed , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 15 no. 2 2003;

— Review of Blacklines : Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians 2003 anthology criticism essay
Critical Discourses on Aboriginality Joe Crouch , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Traffic , no. 3 2003; (p. 223-226)

— Review of Blacklines : Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians 2003 anthology criticism essay
"Once Upon a Patriachy" : Cultural Translation in the Poetry of Romaine Moreton Katherine Russo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partnership Id-Entities : Cultural and Literary Re-Insciption/s of the Feminine 2010; (p. 31-44)
Anti-Nativism in Australian Indigenous Literature Teresa Podemska-Abt , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kultura Historia Globalizacja , no. 7 2010; (p. 53-64)
'What in today's literary discourse are the reality and the world created by the words: nativism, nativity, the native, native? Why do we still speak and communicate with them and use them in different contexts, even though we know that these words often carry a negative emotional meaning load, taking us to spaces, times, and experiences of colonial suffering, despite their basis in academic arguments. In Australia such issues have been addressed by many Indigenous writers, amongst them — M. Langton, A. Moreton- Robinson, Mudrooroo, C. Watego, T. Birch, F. Bayet — Charlton, to name just a few.' (Author's introduction)
Kellerberrin Walking - Writing & Vagabondage in South West Western Australia : Nine Speeds of Walking/Writing Mark Minchinton , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 67-77)
Australian Aboriginal Identity : Being And/or Becoming Iva Polak , 2009 single work
— Appears in: Studia Romanica Et Anglica Zagrabiensia , May vol. 53 no. 2009; (p. 153-169)
'The paper focuses on the shifting signifier of Aboriginality as discussed by Aboriginal public intellectuals and writers from the publication of Aboriginal Writing Today in 1985 to the most recent anthology of essayist writing by Aboriginal Australians, Blacklines in 2003. The discussion shows initially simple bifurcation of Aboriginal identity on “black” constructed in opposition to “white” and a whole plethora of different and sometimes opposing views on defining contemporary Aboriginal identity from the 1990s onwards.'
The Postcolonial Turn and the Fantastic Iva Polak , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction 2017; (p. 71-95)

'Doris Bachmann-Medick maintains that the period since the 1970s has seen a series of “cultural turns”, that is, theoretical and cultural reorientations, which have “shifted perspectives, introduced new focuses and, as a result, opened previously unexamined cross-disciplinary fields of inquiry” (1). One such turn is the constitution of the postcolonial theory of culture, which has “shed light on the power of hegemonic cultures to shape discourse while illuminating the increasingly autonomous self-representation of previously marginalized societies, ethnic groups and literatures” (Bachmann-Medick 132).'  (Introduction)

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