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Alternative title: An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories: The Impacts of Enforced Child Removal and Policies of Assimilation
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories
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'This book examines life history writing by Australian Aboriginal women in the context of Dreaming and ongoing negotiations about one's status and claims to country. It argues that the (auto)biographical narrative is the binding connection between people, Dreaming and Country. It used a methodological combination of literary analysis, history and anthropology to draw out the distinctive cultural heritages held in palimpsest within texts. Indigenous perspectives are preferred. A central theme of the text is the central place of the autobiographical narrative in Indigenous learning systems. It explores the epistemological, theological/​philosophical bases of Indigenous ontology, as well as the impacts of enforced child removal, policies of assimilation and the implications for Indigenous children at present. The book concludes by outlining the important role of Indigenous life-history as part of Australian historical discourse, where Alice Nannup and Ruby Langford Ginibi are both actors in and engaged with the production of discourses about the past.' (Source: TROVE)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Lewiston, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Edwin Mellen Press ,
      2012 .
      Extent: xiii, 452p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index
      ISBN: 0773415939, 9780773421424 (electronic bk), 9780773415935

Works about this Work

An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories: The Impacts of Enforced Child Removal and Policies of Assimilation : Review Padraic Gibson , Kathryn Gilbey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education , August vol. 44 no. 1 2015; (p. 124-126)

— Review of An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories Linda Westphalen , 2012 single work criticism
'This book provides important analysis of the crucial role of Aboriginal women's storytelling in the process of decolonisation in Australia...'
Review of An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories Jeanine Leane , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , vol. 27 no. 73 2012; (p. 331-333)

— Review of An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories Linda Westphalen , 2012 single work criticism
Review of An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories Jeanine Leane , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , vol. 27 no. 73 2012; (p. 331-333)

— Review of An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories Linda Westphalen , 2012 single work criticism
An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories: The Impacts of Enforced Child Removal and Policies of Assimilation : Review Padraic Gibson , Kathryn Gilbey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education , August vol. 44 no. 1 2015; (p. 124-126)

— Review of An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories Linda Westphalen , 2012 single work criticism
'This book provides important analysis of the crucial role of Aboriginal women's storytelling in the process of decolonisation in Australia...'
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