This text is about the indigenous Nyoongar people of the south-west of Western Australia and their perspectives on racism, which has had a devastating effect on their lives and culture since colonisation; and the multicultural policies that are effective in Australia.
The author, and those Nyoongars interviewed, give valuable insight into Aboriginal lives. Their comments reveal how Nyoongar people survived the colonialism, cultural genocide, the horrendous state government policies under which they were forced to exist, the Stolen Generations of children and the loss of their land, identity, culture, and purpose in their lives. Presently, they are fighting for equality and for recognition as being part of the oldest living culture in the world, that of the Australian Aborigines.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology Series , #84|
|Product dimensions:||6.34(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Rosemary van den Berg, Ph.D. (2000) in Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, is an Aboriginal writer and historian whose work is published in academic journals, anthologies and travel books as well as a biography of her father.
Table of Contents
I. Nyoongar Culture before European Invasion
II. Government Policies Regarding Nyoongars and Other Aborigines
III. Concepts of Race and Racism
IV. Racism: The Nyoongar Experience
V. Post 1967 Referendum
VII. Multicultural Policies
VIII. Nyoongar People and Multiculturalism (1)
IX. Nyoongar People and Multiculturalism (2)
Bibliography of works cited