Blackfellas, Whitefellas, and the Hidden Injuries of Race / Edition 1

Blackfellas, Whitefellas, and the Hidden Injuries of Race / Edition 1

by Gillian Cowlishaw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405114045

ISBN-13: 9781405114042

Pub. Date: 09/30/2008

Publisher: Wiley

In December 1997, in a small town in rural Australia, a fight broke out among local Aborigines that turned into a full-blown riot when police intervened in force. In Blackfellas, Whitefellas, and the Hidden Injuries of Race, anthropologist Gillian Cowlishaw uses this vivid incident as a means of launching a larger discussion about race, identity, and

Overview

In December 1997, in a small town in rural Australia, a fight broke out among local Aborigines that turned into a full-blown riot when police intervened in force. In Blackfellas, Whitefellas, and the Hidden Injuries of Race, anthropologist Gillian Cowlishaw uses this vivid incident as a means of launching a larger discussion about race, identity, and racialized violence.

  • Brings indigenous Australians into the contemporary global race discourse in a lively, highly readable ethnography.
  • Explores the local and national meanings of a race riot in Australia and the entrenched racial binary evident in everyday relationships.
  • Raises questions about history, memory, citizenship, respect, and abjection as means of considering the politics, social science, and psychology of race rivalry and indigenous marginality.
  • Written by a prominent scholar with clarity, verve, and accessibility both for beginners and those well-versed in contemporary debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405114042
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Maps.

Prologue: Riotous Tales.

1. Introductions: The Signs of Social Life.

2. Stigma and Complaint.

3. Injury and Agency.

4. Performance.

5. Boundaries.

6. Violence.

7. Citizenship.

8. Our History.

9. Trials and Transformations.

Bibliography.

Index.

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