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- DescriptionThis book t only fills a void in the anthropological literature, it demands that we think again about our commitment to justice for Australia's original inhabitants and the bases of our kwledge of Aboriginal societies. Diane Bell presents a finely textured ethgraphic portrait of a very different Aboriginal culture. Or is it? Weaving texts written with voices of women and men whose struggle to protect their sacred sights in the Hindmarsh Island, Murray Mouth Goolwa area became the subject of a South Australian Royal Commission, two Federal Heritage applications, media speculation, anthropological disputation, and dramatic parliamentary strategising. Diane Bell takes us into a world that has been invisible to many 'experts'. She ponders the distinctive dynamic nature of Ngarrindjeri culture; the ways in which we think about social change; the politics of kwledge; and the centrality of religion for people whose lives have been profoundly affected by two centuries of colonialisation of their lands.
- Author BiographyAfter a distinguished career in Australia and the USA, Diane Bell has retired to Ngarrindjeri country in South Australia where she continues to research, write and strategise around issues of local, national and international importance. She has authored numerous articles and edited eight books.
- PrizesWinner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Gleebooks Award for Cultural & Literary Criticism 1999.
- Author(s)Diane Bell
- PublisherSpinifex Press
- Date of Publication01/08/1998
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationNorth Melbourne
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintSpinifex Press
- Content Noteb/w photos
- Weight915 g
- Width235 mm
- Height150 mm
- Spine40 mm
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