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

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

by Gillian Cowlishaw
     
 

Winner of the Gleebook Prize for Literary and Cultural Criticism

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 with force. In Blackfellas, Whitefellas, and the Hidden Injuries of Race, anthropologist Gillian Cowlishaw uses this vivid incident as a

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Winner of the Gleebook Prize for Literary and Cultural Criticism

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 with 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. In this lively, highly readable ethnography, Cowlishaw brings indigenous Australians into the contemporary global race discourse – a discourse largely dominated to date by discussions of African Americans and American Indians in the United States. Cowlishaw’s work broadens and enriches discussions of the dramas of a racialized world.

Cowlishaw’s style is known for its clarity, verve, and accessibility. Written both for beginners and those well-versed in contemporary debates, Blackfellas, Whitefellas, and the Hidden Injuries of Race introduces new readers to key theories of race relations and offers more seasoned readers her fresh perspective on racial and Aboriginal politics.

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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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