Uses of Aboriginality : popular representations of Australian Aboriginality / Robert Windsor.
Author(s)Windsor, Robert, 1961-
Contributor(s)Dept. of English
KeywordsAboriginal Australians in literature.
Aboriginal Australians in mass media.
Mimesis in literature.
Perception in literature.
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AbstractBibliography: leaves 266-281.
281 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
This study of representations of Aboriginality focuses on representations produced by non-Aboriginal people and is concerned with both fictional and non-fictional representations. The focus is on popular texts, categorised according to three representational strategies: primitivisation, problematisation, and spiritualisation of texts, such as the New Age or Christian texts that emphasise the religious or the numimous. The study is concerned with the ways in which these texts use Aboriginality to promote positions, ideas and values that are external or even antithetical to Aboriginal interests.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of English, 2001