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Made to Matter

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ISBN: 9781920899974 9781743325667 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Sydney University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101640
Subject: History
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Most members of the Stolen Generations had white fathers or grandfathers. Who were these white men? This book analyses the stories of white fathers, men who were positioned as key players in the plans to assimilate Aboriginal people by ‘breeding out the colour’. The policy was an cruel failure. It conflated skin colour with culture and assumed that Aboriginal women and their children would acquiesce to produce ‘future whites’. It also assumed that white men would comply as ready appendages, administering ‘whiteness’ through marriage or white sperm. This book attempts to put textual flesh on the bodies of these white fathers, and in doing so, builds on and complicates the view of white fathers in this history, and the histories of whiteness to which they are biopolitically related.

Indigenous Intermediaries: New perspectives on exploration archives

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ISBN: 9781925022766 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_588812 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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This edited collection understands exploration as a collective effort and experience involving a variety of people in diverse kinds of relationships. It engages with the recent resurgence of interest in the history of exploration by focusing on the various indigenous intermediaries – Jacky Jacky, Bungaree, Moowattin, Tupaia, Mai, Cheealthluc and lesser-known individuals – who were the guides, translators, and hosts that assisted and facilitated European travellers in exploring different parts of the world. These intermediaries are rarely the authors of exploration narratives, or the main focus within exploration archives. Nonetheless the archives of exploration contain imprints of their presence, experience and contributions. The chapters present a range of ways of reading archives to bring them to the fore. The contributors ask new questions of existing materials, suggest new interpretive approaches, and present innovative ways to enhance sources so as to generate new stories.

Transgender Identities

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Book Series: Routledge research in gender and society ISBN: 9780415999304 9780203856147 Year: Pages: 312 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity emerges from, and speaks to, recent sociological considerations of ‘transgender.’&#xD;The term ‘transgender’ denotes a range of gender experiences,&#xD;subjectivities and presentations that fall across, between or beyond stable&#xD;categories of ‘man’ and ‘woman.’ ‘Transgender’ includes gender identities&#xD;that have, more traditionally, been described as ‘transsexual,’1 and a diversity&#xD;of genders that call into question an assumed relationship between gender&#xD;identity and presentation and the ‘sexed’ body.&#xD;This introduction serves three purposes.

Memorias en lucha : Recuerdos y silencios en el contexto de subordinación y alteridad

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ISBN: 9789873667459 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.208 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Social Sciences
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¿Cómo se construye la memoria en contextos de subordinación? Los inmigrantes limítrofes, los afrodescendientes y los pueblos indígenas, entre otros, despliegan sus palabras y reflexiones sobre su propia memoria. En el contexto aportado por las luchas sociales y la vida cotidiana, se estimulan distintas preguntas y aproximaciones sobre el valor performativo de la memoria, los silencios, los secretos y los olvidos, las agencias, la materialidad y el futuro.

Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance: Indigenous Communities in Western Canada, 1877-1927

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425398 9781897425404 Year: Pages: 337 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Canada is regularly presented as a country where liberalism has ensured freedom and equality for all. Yet with the expansion of settlers into the First Nations territories that became southern Alberta and BC, liberalism proved to be an exclusionary rather than inclusionary force. Between 1877 and 1927, government officials, police officers, church representatives, ordinary settlers, and many others operated to exclude and reform Indigenous people. Presenting Anglo-Canadian liberal capitalist values and structures and interests as normal, natural, and beyond reproach devalued virtually every aspect of Indigenous cultures. This book explores the means used to facilitate and justify colonization, their effects on Indigenous economic, political, social, and spiritual lives, and how they were resisted.

Brokers and boundaries. Colonial exploration in indigenous territory

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ISBN: 9781760460112 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610748 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Geography --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Medicine (General)
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Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on Indigenous brokers, such as guides, assistants and mediators, it highlights the ways in which nineteenth-century exploration in Australia and New Guinea was a collective and socially complex enterprise. Many of the authors provide biographically rich studies that carefully examine and speculate about Indigenous brokers’ motivations, commitments and desires. All of the chapters in the collection are attentive to the specific local circumstances as well as broader colonial contexts in which exploration and encounters occurred. This collection breaks new ground in its emphasis on Indigenous agency and Indigenous–explorer interactions. It will be of value to historians and others for a very long time. Professor Ann Curthoys, University of Sydney. In bringing together this group of authors, the editors have brought to histories of colonialism the individuality of these intermediaries, whose lives intersected colonial exploration in Australia and New Guinea. Dr Jude Philp, Macleay Museum.

Engaging Indigenous Economy. Debating diverse approaches

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ISBN: 9781760460037 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610767 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Sociology
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The engagement of Indigenous Australians in economic activity is a matter of long-standing public concern and debate. Jon Altman has been intellectually engaged with Indigenous economic activity for almost 40 years, most prominently through his elaboration of the concept of the hybrid economy, and most recently through his sustained and trenchant critique of policy. He has inspired others also to engage with these important issues, both through his writing and through his position as the foundation Director of The Australian National University’s Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy research from 1990 to 2010. The year 2014 saw both Jon’s 60th birthday and his retirement from CAEPR. This collection of essays marks those events. Contributors include long‑standing colleagues from the disciplines of economics, anthropology and political science, and younger scholars who have been inspired by Jon’s approach in developing their own research projects. All point to the complexity as well as the importance of engaging with Indigenous economic activity — conceptually, empirically and as a strategic concern for public policy.

Reluctant Representatives

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ISBN: 9781760460327 Year: DOI: 10.22459/CAEPR37.11.2016 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Medicine (General)
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‘How can you make decisions about Aboriginal people when you can’t even talk to the people you’ve got here that are blackfellas?’ So ‘Sarah’, a senior Aboriginal public servant, imagines a conversation with the Northern Territory Public Service. Her question suggests tensions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have accepted the long-standing invitation to join the ranks of the public service. Reluctant Representatives gives us a rare glimpse into the working world of the individuals behind the Indigenous public sector employment statistics. This empathetic exposé of the challenges of representative bureaucracy draws on interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who have tried making it work. Through Ganter’s engaging narration, we learn that the mere presence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the public service is not enough. If bureaucracies are to represent the communities they serve, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public servants need to be heard and need to know their people are heard.

Chapter: '‘Sex and History’: Talking Sex with Objects from the Past' from book: The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781137400321 9781137400338 Year: Pages: 720 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-40033-8_2 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Education --- Ethnology
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This chapter describes the ‘Sex and History’ project which uses objects from the past as the basis for discussions with young people about sexuality, as part of sexuality education. The chapter outlines key aspects of a methodology in which historical and cultural distance, coupled with striking familiarities in concerns about sex throughout history, bring contemporary expectations and norms into sharper focus and encourage young people to re-consider them critically. This chapter considers the different contexts within which this methodology can be applied and the challenges of trying to embed it into mainstream UK education. It describes how the project responds to international calls for a multidisciplinary approach to young people’s healthy development and the importance of non-biological dimensions to sexuality education, such as consent, gender, body image and the impact of pornography.

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sex education --- young people --- gender --- media

Document sobre bioètica i discapacitat

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Book Series: Col·lecció de Bioètica ISBN: 9788447538379 Year: Pages: 72 Language: Catalan, Spanish, English
Publisher: Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
Subject: Philosophy
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En aquest volum del Grup d’Opinió de l’Observatori de Bioètica i Dret, coordinat per la Dra. María Casado i pel Dr. Antoni Vilà, s’analitzen els problemes bioètics específics que afronten les persones amb discapacitat, les quals pateixen un «dèficit de ciutadania» que sovint n’impedeix una plena participació en la vida social com a subjectes de ple dret i en igualtat de condicions. Per a analitzar la situació i presentar les propostes que han d’assegurar l’autonomia personal i la integració social d’aquestes persones, el Grup d’Opinió ha pres com a referència la Declaració Universal sobre Bioètica i Drets Humans de la Unesco (2005) i la Convenció sobre els drets de les persones amb discapacitat de l’ONU (2006), que coincideixen a tractar la discapacitat des de la perspectiva dels drets humans.

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