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An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories : the Impacts of Enforced Child Removal and Policies of Assimilation.

Author: Linda Westphalen
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.
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This book examines life history writing by Australian Aboriginal women in the context of ongoing negotiations about one's status and claims to country. It uses a methodological combination of literary analysis, history and anthropology to draw out the distinctive cultural heritages held in palimpsest within texts.
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Westphalen, Linda.
An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women's Life Histories : The Impacts of Enforced Child Removal and Policies of Assimilation.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Westphalen
ISBN: 9780773421424 0773421424
OCLC Number: 793511118
Notes: Author IndexSubject Index.
Description: 1 online resource (478 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Abstract; Figures; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Warning Notice; Section One; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: Ethics: Knowing My Place; Section Two: Spaces That Speak; Chapter Three: Indigenous Autobiographical Writing, Dreaming and History; Section Three: Palimpsest; Chapter Four: Kangan Girl; Chapter Five: We All Find Our Way Home; Section Four: White Out?; Chapter Six: the Pelican and the Moore River Joke; Chapter Seven: First in My Class; Section Five: Ninginah! Stop!; Chapter Eight: Deadly Lives; Bibliography.

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