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Economic hybridity in remote Indigenous Australia as development alterity

  • Author: Curchin, Katherine
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Published: 2019

(Abstract for book) Postdevelopment in Practice critically engages with recent trends in postdevelopment and critical development studies that have destabilised the concept of development, challenging its assumptions and exposing areas…

Forming a humanitarian brand: Childhood and affect in Central Australia

  • Author: Anderson, Drew
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

This chapter draws upon ethnographic research with an international NGO working with Indigenous communities in the central desert of Australia. International NGOs have often relied upon the commodification of children…

Community health planning: rural responses to change

  • Authors: Kilpatrick, Sue, Auckland, Stuart, Woodroffe, Jessica
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2019

The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning provides a critical account and state of the art review of rural planning in the early years of the twenty-first century. Looking across different…

Indigenous children’s language practices in Australia

  • Authors: Disbray, Samantha, Wigglesworth, Gillian
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
  • Published: 2019

While the documentation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages has attracted considerable research attention, the use of these languages by children has only recently emerged as a field…

Disasters, market changes and ‘The Big Smoke’: Understanding the decline of remote tourism in Katherine, Northern Territory Australia

  • Authors: Carson, Dean B., Carson, Doris A.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

This chapter examines the decline of tourism in Katherine, one of the Northern Territory’s iconic remote destinations. While the decline coincided with severe floods damaging much of the town and…

Global ecologies and local moralities: Conservation and contention on Western Australia’s Gascoyne Coast

  • Authors: Jones, Roy, Christensen, Joseph, Jones, Tod
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2019

This chapter describes the community reactions and divisions occasioned by the World Heritage designations of Shark Bay (1991) and the Ningaloo Coast (2011) in the remote Gascoyne region of Australia.…

An Indigenous Journey

  • Authors: Hepner, Karon, Lotter, Liz
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2019

Indigenous peoples’ participation in vocational education and training (VET) is explored, along with employability outcomes. Cultural aspects are discussed conveying the challenges in merging societal and Indigenous norms in order…

The virtues of rubbish research: A novel way of measuring the impact of crime prevention interventions in public spaces

  • Authors: Allard, Troy, Stewart, A, Manning, M
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Published: 2018

The virtues of rubbish research: A novel way of measuring the impact of crime prevention interventions in public spaces

‘We’re still being dragged to be white’: Learning from Yolŋu ‘growing up’ their children in two worlds

  • Authors: Fasoli, Lyn, Maypilama, Läwurrpa , Lowell, Anne, Guyula, Yalŋarra , Gundjarranbuy, Rosemary, Yunupiŋu, Megan , Farmer, Rebekah
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

‘We’re still being dragged to be white’: Learning from Yolŋu ‘growing up’ their children in two worlds

Linguistic and material intimacies of cell phones

  • Author: Deger, J
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

This chapter claims mobile phones as technologies of creative mediation and world-making. Specifically, it explores their aesthetics as an increasingly significant and generative texture of contemporary society among Yolngu Aboriginal…

Aboriginal culture and food-landscape relationships in Australia: Indigenous knowledge for Country and landscape

  • Authors: Clarke, PA, Jones, DS
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

Aboriginal residency of Australia began over 50,000 years ago. This landscape has sustained many Aboriginal communities, whilst witnessing major geological and climate transformations. Aboriginal custodians have navigated a vast spectrum…

Complicating dynamics: Adapting the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to a remote Indigenous context in Australia

  • Authors: Moran, M, Simpson Reeves, L, Wright, A
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

Complicating dynamics: Adapting the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to a remote Indigenous context in Australia

Singing on country and singing for country

  • Author: Palmer, D
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2018

Singing on country and singing for country

Critical reflections on the operation of Aboriginal night patrols

  • Authors: Scott, John, Barclay, Elaine, Sims, Margaret, Cooper, Trudi, Love, Terrence
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Published: 2018

Much has been written about Aboriginal night patrols in recent decades; this has typically been ethnographic or evaluative. However, little work has been done to situate night patrols against wider…

Understanding crime and justice in Torres Strait Islander communities

  • Authors: Scott, John, Morton, James
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Published: 2018

Questions of race and crime in Australia largely revolve around indigenous peoples. Australian criminologists cannot escape racial terminology which divides the population into groupings and largely ignores the complex ways…

How can arts participation promote Indigenous social determinants of health?

  • Authors: Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh, Sunderland, Naomi, Lakhani, Ali
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
  • Published: 2018

This chapter draws on Australian and Canadian Indigenous frameworks to explore the relationship between arts activities and the social determinants of health (SDOH). It grounds these explorations in insights from…

Fire regimes and cology of arid Australia

  • Authors: van Etten, Eddie J. B., Burrows, Neil D.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2018

Although fire is a widespread phenomenon and major ecosystem disturbance at the global scale, fire is a relatively rare event in much of the arid lands as rainfall and productivity…

Tangentyere Design: Architectural practice and cultural agency in central Australia

  • Author: Broffman, Andrew
  • Publisher: Springer Singapore
  • Published: 2018

Tangentyere Design Tangentyere Design is an Aboriginal owned architectural practice based in central Australia. As an enterprise of its parent organisation, Tangentyere Council, its mission is to promote—within the built…

The shine and shadow of global citizenship: Insights from teacher education in remote Indigenous communities in Australia

  • Authors: Dyer, Julie, Hartung, Catherine
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Published: 2018

Discourses of global citizenship are increasingly embedded in the education policies of higher education institutions in Australia. Programmes that involve students working in culturally diverse communities are seen as pivotal…

Carrying the conversation in our heads: dialogue in a remote Aboriginal setting

  • Authors: Harper, Helen, Lotherington, Matt, Parkin, Bronwyn
  • Publisher: Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
  • Published: 2018

Project: Explore what it means to create classroom dialogue in a context where the teacher and students begin with little shared understanding of the topic, or of the academic purposes…

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