The Resource Articulating culture(s) : being black in Wilcannia, Lorraine Douglas Gibson

Articulating culture(s) : being black in Wilcannia, Lorraine Douglas Gibson

Label
Articulating culture(s) : being black in Wilcannia
Title
Articulating culture(s)
Title remainder
being black in Wilcannia
Statement of responsibility
Lorraine Douglas Gibson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thesis looks at what it means to be an Aboriginal in Wilcannia from both white and black perspectives; unpacks what it means to be black in Wilcannia; exposes competing values and points of view within and between cultures; ways in which Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people tacitly and reflexivly interpret difference and the ambivalence and ambiguity that come to bear in these interactions and experiences; demonstrates how ideas and actions pertaining to race and culture operate in tandem through an exploration of values and practices relating to work, productivity, success, opportunity and the domain of art
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Gibson, Lorraine Douglas
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.) -- Macquarie University, 2006
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bates, Badger
  • Bates, Phillip
  • Hunter, Willie
  • Butcher, Murray
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Culture
  • Wilcannia (N.S.W.)
Label
Articulating culture(s) : being black in Wilcannia, Lorraine Douglas Gibson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"March 2006"
Contents
Introduction - coming to Wilcannia: normalising categories - pre-conceptions about being black in New South Wales; Just any day in Wilcannia; Wilcannia - a little history; Aboriginal people of Wilcannia - past and present; Non-Aboriginal people in Wilcannia; Traditional culture and detribalised Aborigines - what's in a name?; The anthropology of settled Australia; The "law" and tradition - art and the Dreaming; Some effects on Aborigines; Why Wilcannia?; Reflexive hooks - locating myself and being located; On being Scottish; Thesis description -- Wilcannia - plenty of Aborigines, but no culture: Part A: A black for all seasons: A working model of culture; Continuing intersections; Stereotypes and their affects - three ethnographic examples -- Part B: The place of art in culture: Conflating Aboriginal art and culture; Locating assumptions: timeless mystic or drunken bastard; Producing art and culture -- Ch. 2: Who you is?: Occupation and social placement; Work and identity; Work and leisure; Work, productivity and social value - different interpretations -- Ch.3: Cultural values: ambivalences and ambiguities: Work and intercultural identity; Coconuts; Caring and sharing; Variations in access to resources and attitudes to caring and sharing; Leaving Wilcannia and the ambiguity of identity -- Ch.4: Praise, success and opportunity: Monitoring for praise, success and opportunity - "our way"; Praise and adults; Egalitarianism and getting above yourself; The language of the tall poppy; The special case of artists -- Ch.5 "Art an' culture: the two main things, right?: Artist is not who or what I am; "Signs" and "practices" of art in Wilcannia - past and present; Art as a signifying cultural practice; Art and culture - a meaningful liaison; Emu eggs - depictions and their changing interpretations; What art "does" and its relationship to "culture"; Place lines - Art styles and subject matter a means of affirming cultural identity; -- Ch. 6: Big Murray butcher: "we still doin' it" : Ethnography as partial and positioned; "We still doin' the same designs on our art work"; Art as performance and renewal; Museums and cylcons - refle(x)ion and motivation; Objects and personhood -- Ch. 7: Granny Moisey's baby: the art of Badger Bates: One man's art and culture; Compelling art; Art from early days till now - context and circumstance; Art media; Art talk; For "my white way" and "my black way"; Personal influence and culture -- Epilogue: Culture: the Holy Grail; Art: a new way of being Aboriginal -- Appendices
Extent
xii, 276 p.
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
col. ill., ports
Stock number
MAR06/245
Label
Articulating culture(s) : being black in Wilcannia, Lorraine Douglas Gibson
Publication
Note
"March 2006"
Contents
Introduction - coming to Wilcannia: normalising categories - pre-conceptions about being black in New South Wales; Just any day in Wilcannia; Wilcannia - a little history; Aboriginal people of Wilcannia - past and present; Non-Aboriginal people in Wilcannia; Traditional culture and detribalised Aborigines - what's in a name?; The anthropology of settled Australia; The "law" and tradition - art and the Dreaming; Some effects on Aborigines; Why Wilcannia?; Reflexive hooks - locating myself and being located; On being Scottish; Thesis description -- Wilcannia - plenty of Aborigines, but no culture: Part A: A black for all seasons: A working model of culture; Continuing intersections; Stereotypes and their affects - three ethnographic examples -- Part B: The place of art in culture: Conflating Aboriginal art and culture; Locating assumptions: timeless mystic or drunken bastard; Producing art and culture -- Ch. 2: Who you is?: Occupation and social placement; Work and identity; Work and leisure; Work, productivity and social value - different interpretations -- Ch.3: Cultural values: ambivalences and ambiguities: Work and intercultural identity; Coconuts; Caring and sharing; Variations in access to resources and attitudes to caring and sharing; Leaving Wilcannia and the ambiguity of identity -- Ch.4: Praise, success and opportunity: Monitoring for praise, success and opportunity - "our way"; Praise and adults; Egalitarianism and getting above yourself; The language of the tall poppy; The special case of artists -- Ch.5 "Art an' culture: the two main things, right?: Artist is not who or what I am; "Signs" and "practices" of art in Wilcannia - past and present; Art as a signifying cultural practice; Art and culture - a meaningful liaison; Emu eggs - depictions and their changing interpretations; What art "does" and its relationship to "culture"; Place lines - Art styles and subject matter a means of affirming cultural identity; -- Ch. 6: Big Murray butcher: "we still doin' it" : Ethnography as partial and positioned; "We still doin' the same designs on our art work"; Art as performance and renewal; Museums and cylcons - refle(x)ion and motivation; Objects and personhood -- Ch. 7: Granny Moisey's baby: the art of Badger Bates: One man's art and culture; Compelling art; Art from early days till now - context and circumstance; Art media; Art talk; For "my white way" and "my black way"; Personal influence and culture -- Epilogue: Culture: the Holy Grail; Art: a new way of being Aboriginal -- Appendices
Extent
xii, 276 p.
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
col. ill., ports
Stock number
MAR06/245

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