Talkin' Up to the White Woman: Aboriginal Women and Feminism

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2000 - Social Science - 234 pages
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Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson "talks up" in this provocative interrogation of feminism in representation and practice. As a Geonpul woman and an academic, she provides a unique cultural standpoint and a compelling analysis of the whiteness of Australian feminism and its effect on Indigenous women.Through an extensive range of articles by non-white scholars and activists, she demonstrates the ways whiteness dominates from a position of power and privilege as an invisible and unchallenged practice. She illustrates the ways in which Indigenous women have been represented through the publications and teachings of white Australian women. Such renderings of Indigenous lives are in contrast to the many examples provided of life writings by Indigenous women themselves.Persuasive and engaging, Talkin' Up to the White Womanis a timely argument for the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in developing the teachings and practices that impact on Australia's pluralistic society.
 

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Contents

Chapter
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Chapter
32
Chapter Three
72
Chapter Four
94
Chapter Five
126
Chapter
150
Chapter Seven
179
References
192
Index
219
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Aileen Moreton-Robinson is the convener in indigenous studies at the school of humanities at Griffith University. She has been involved in the struggle for indigenous rights at local, state, and national levels and has worked for a number of Indigenous organizations. Her writing has been published in Australian and international anthologies and journals.

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