Decolonizing the landscape : indigenous cultures in Australia / edited by Beate Neumaier and Kay Schaffer ; contributors Katrin Althans [and fifteen others].

Amsterdam, Netherlands : Rodopi, 2014.
1 online resource (304 p.)
Cross/Cultures 173.
Cross/cultures ; 173

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Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
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How does one read across cultural boundaries? The multitude of creative texts, performance practices, and artworks produced by Indigenous writers and artists in contemporary Australia calls upon Anglo-European academic readers, viewers, and critics to respond to this critical question. Contributors address a plethora of creative works by Indigenous writers, poets, playwrights, filmmakers, and painters, including Richard Frankland, Lionel Fogarty, Lin Onus, Kim Scott, Sam Watson, and Alexis Wright, as well as Durrudiya song cycles and works by Western Desert artists. The complexity of these creative works transcends categorical boundaries of Western art, aesthetics, and literature, demanding new processes of reading and response. Other contributors address works by non-Indigenous writers and filmmakers such as Stephen Muecke, Katrina Schlunke, Margaret Somerville, and Jeni Thornley, all of whom actively engage in questioning their complicity with the past in order to challenge Western modes of knowledge and understanding and to enter into a more self-critical and authentically ethical dialogue with the Other. In probing the limitations of Anglo-European knowledge-systems, essays in this volume lay the groundwork for entering into a more authentic dialogue with Indigenous writers and critics.
Preliminary Material
From Drill to Dance / Kim Scott
The Great Tradition: Translating Durrudiya’s Songs / Stephen Muecke
Aboriginal Families, Knowledge, and the Archives: A Case Study / Anna Haebich
Decolonizing Methodology in an Arnhem Land Garden / Michael Christie
The ‘Cultural Design’ of Western Desert Art / Eleonore Wildburger
Modernism, Antipòdernism, and Australian Aboriginality / Ian Henderson
Material Resonance: Knowing Before Meaning / Bill Ashcroft
Waiting at the Border: White Filmmaking on the Ground of Aboriginal Sovereignty / Lisa Slater
Wounded Spaces/Geographies of Connectivity: Stephen Muecke’s No Road (bitumen all the way), Margaret Somerville’s Body/Landscape Journals, and Katrina Schlunke’s Bluff Rock: Autobiography of a Massacre / Kay Schaffer
Recovering the Past: Entangled Histories in Kim Scott’s That Deadman Dance / Sue Kossew
The Geopolitical Underground: Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria, Mining, and the Sacred / Philip Mead
Identity and the Re-Assertion of Aboriginal Knowledge in Sam Watson’s The Kadaitcha Sung / Heinz Antor
Gallows Humour and Stereotyping in the Nyungar Writer Alf Taylor’s Short Fiction: A White Cross-Racial Reading / Anne Brewster
“And in my dreaming I can let go of the spirits of the past”: Gothicizing the Common Law in Richard Frankland’s No Way to Forget / Katrin Althans
Performative Lives – Transformative Practices: Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, The 7 Stages of Grieving, and Richard Frankland, Conversations with the Dead / Beate Neumeier
Notes on Contributors.
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed March 4, 2014).
Neumaier, Beate.
Kay Schaffer, Kay.
Althans, Katrin.
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10.1163/9789401210423 DOI