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Straight-line Stories : Representations and Indigenous Australian Identities in Sports Discourses Lawrence Bamblett , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2011; (p. 5-20)

'There is an increasing body of literature, and awareness, of the nature of deficit discourse and its contribution to the essentialising of Indigenous identity. Through an analysis of sports writing since the 1960s, this paper explores how such discourses can develop. Sport, however, has another attribute: it is the avenue by which Aborigines and Islanders have earned and demanded the respect of non-Aboriginal Australia; it has given them a sense of worth and pride, especially since they have had to overcome the twin burdens of racism and opposition on the field. It has shown Aborigines and Islanders that using their bodies is still the one and only way they can compete on equal terms with an often hostile, certainly indifferent, mainstream society (Tatz and Tatz 2000:33). In the aftermath of civil rights victories, the politics of 'victimhood' became the predominant methodology of black advocacy and the reigning paradigm of public policy thinking (Pearson 2007:26).' (Publication abstract)

[Review Essay] Obstacle Race : Aborigines in Sport Bret Harris , 1996 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1996; (p. 69-71)

'When I was an external arts student at the University of New England in Armidale in the early 1980s, I had a professor of politics named Colin Tatz, who made an indelible impression on me with his passion and commitment, perhaps even obsession, for the subject of race relations.' (Introduction)

Leaping the Greatest Hurdle of All 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 October no. 112 1995; (p. 40)

— Review of Obstacle Race : Aborigines in Sport 1995 anthology biography
Leaping the Greatest Hurdle of All 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 October no. 112 1995; (p. 40)

— Review of Obstacle Race : Aborigines in Sport 1995 anthology biography
[Review Essay] Obstacle Race : Aborigines in Sport Bret Harris , 1996 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1996; (p. 69-71)

'When I was an external arts student at the University of New England in Armidale in the early 1980s, I had a professor of politics named Colin Tatz, who made an indelible impression on me with his passion and commitment, perhaps even obsession, for the subject of race relations.' (Introduction)

Straight-line Stories : Representations and Indigenous Australian Identities in Sports Discourses Lawrence Bamblett , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2011; (p. 5-20)

'There is an increasing body of literature, and awareness, of the nature of deficit discourse and its contribution to the essentialising of Indigenous identity. Through an analysis of sports writing since the 1960s, this paper explores how such discourses can develop. Sport, however, has another attribute: it is the avenue by which Aborigines and Islanders have earned and demanded the respect of non-Aboriginal Australia; it has given them a sense of worth and pride, especially since they have had to overcome the twin burdens of racism and opposition on the field. It has shown Aborigines and Islanders that using their bodies is still the one and only way they can compete on equal terms with an often hostile, certainly indifferent, mainstream society (Tatz and Tatz 2000:33). In the aftermath of civil rights victories, the politics of 'victimhood' became the predominant methodology of black advocacy and the reigning paradigm of public policy thinking (Pearson 2007:26).' (Publication abstract)

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