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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Clean White Girls : Assimilation and Women's Work
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In her essay, Bartlett analyses 'the narrative of cleanliness,' its role in assimilationist discourse and dissemination through magazines, newspapers and documentaries, and its application and impact upon Indigenous girls lives as represented in a number of Indigenous life-writing texts.

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  • Epigraph: Nothing is inherently dirty; dirt expresses a relation to social value and social disorder. Dirt is that which transgresses social boundary. ...

    The cult of domesticity became indispensable to the consolidation of British national identity, and at the centre of the domestic cult stood the simple bar of soap.

    Anne McClintock. Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Conquest. New York; Routledge, 1995: 152-153; 209.

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The text of the article in Hecate is slightly different to that which appears in Unmasking Whiteness and includes some illustrations.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Hecate Hecate : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women's Liberation vol. 25 no. 1 1999 Z938313 1999 periodical issue 1999 pg. 10-38
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Unmasking Whiteness : Race Relations and Reconciliation Belinda McKay (editor), Nathan : Queensland Studies Centre, Griffith University , 1999 Z1521661 1999 anthology criticism

    Argues that all white people in Australia benefit from racial privilege and receive unearned social benefits as the inheritors of a racially based system of wealth and privilege. Shows how this disadvantage can be understood and how whites should be made to give reparation to the dispossessed.

    Nathan : Queensland Studies Centre, Griffith University , 1999
    pg. 52-67
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