The Resource Beyond black and white : Aborigines, Asian-Australians and the national imaginary, Peta Stephenson, (electronic resource)

Beyond black and white : Aborigines, Asian-Australians and the national imaginary, Peta Stephenson, (electronic resource)

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Beyond black and white : Aborigines, Asian-Australians and the national imaginary
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Beyond black and white
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Aborigines, Asian-Australians and the national imaginary
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Peta Stephenson
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eng
Summary
This thesis examines how Aboriginality, 'Asianness' and whiteness have been imagined from Federation in 1901 to the present. It recovers a rich but hitherto largely neglected history of twentieth century cross-cultural partnerships and alliances between Indigenous and Asian-Australians. Commercial and personal intercourse between these communities has existed in various forms on this continent since the pre-invasion era. These cross-cultural exchanges have often been based on close and long-term shared interests that have stemmed from a common sense of marginalisation from dominant Anglo-Australian society. At other times these cross-cultural relationships have ranged from indifference to hostility, reflecting the fact that migrants of Asian descent remain the beneficiaries of the dispossession of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Despite the long history of contact between Indigenous and Asian-Australians, these cross-cultural alliances have been largely expunged from the white Australian consciousness. By charting white ideological, political and legislative responses to these engagements, the thesis shows why this historical experience has been repressed in dominant narratives of nation. It argues that the Anglo-Australian desire to maintain racial supremacy, economic dominance and exclusive possession of the nation and its resources has motivated attempts to quarantine these communities from each other. This thesis argues that Indigenous and Asian-Australian people's shared experience of exclusion from one another and from the dominant narrative of nationhood has been a source of agency and of extra-governmental self-determination and cultural exchange. It provides the first scholarly overview of a new wave of cross-cultural literary, artistic and theatrical production that is rewriting the national geographic and social imaginary. The thesis thus offers a new non-Anglocentric account of the national narrative and its fictions. It shows that Asian/Aboriginal cross-cultural alliances problematise 'Black/white' and 'migrant/settler' dichotomies and, as such, contest dominant narratives of nation, challenge accepted versions of Australian historiography and expose the limitations of the discourses of multiculturalism and reconciliation. -- From abstract
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Stephenson, Peta
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Melbourne, The Australian Centre, Faculty of the Arts, 2003.
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  • Blainey, Geoffrey
  • Howard, John
  • Hanson, Pauline
  • Australia.
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Asians
  • Immigrants
  • Intercultural communication in art
  • Intercultural communication in literature
  • Intercultural communication in the performing arts
  • Minorities
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nationalism
  • White Australia policy
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Beyond black and white : Aborigines, Asian-Australians and the national imaginary, Peta Stephenson, (electronic resource)
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https://minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/bitstream/handle/11343/39203/67156_00002981_03_finalstephenson.pdf?sequence=1
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Title from title page of electronic document (viewed 9/12/10)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-300)
Contents
From 'White Australia' to 'Part of Asia': Anglo-Australian Imaginings of Nation, 1901-2001; Federation and Other National Fictions; Enemies and Allies: War and the Non-White Other; 'Two Wongs Don't Make a White': Race and Ethnicity in the Post-War Era; Cultural Racism and the Australian Multicultural Community; Race and the Politics of Anglo-Grievance; Old Roots, New Routes: Indigenous and Asian-Australian Subjectivities; Conclusion 'A Whole Other Story Vibrating Within It: New Mappings of the Australian Imaginary'
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Beyond black and white : Aborigines, Asian-Australians and the national imaginary, Peta Stephenson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/bitstream/handle/11343/39203/67156_00002981_03_finalstephenson.pdf?sequence=1
Publication
Note
Title from title page of electronic document (viewed 9/12/10)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-300)
Contents
From 'White Australia' to 'Part of Asia': Anglo-Australian Imaginings of Nation, 1901-2001; Federation and Other National Fictions; Enemies and Allies: War and the Non-White Other; 'Two Wongs Don't Make a White': Race and Ethnicity in the Post-War Era; Cultural Racism and the Australian Multicultural Community; Race and the Politics of Anglo-Grievance; Old Roots, New Routes: Indigenous and Asian-Australian Subjectivities; Conclusion 'A Whole Other Story Vibrating Within It: New Mappings of the Australian Imaginary'
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