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Dreams and nightmares of a white Australia : representing Aboriginal assimilation in the mid-twentieth century, Catriona Elder

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Dreams and nightmares of a white Australia : representing Aboriginal assimilation in the mid-twentieth century
Title
Dreams and nightmares of a white Australia
Title remainder
representing Aboriginal assimilation in the mid-twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Catriona Elder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'By the mid twentieth century the various Australian states began changing their approaches to Aboriginal peoples from one of exclusion to assimilation. These policy changes meant that Aboriginal people, particularly those identified as being of mixed heritage, were to be encouraged to become part of the dominant non-Aboriginal community - the Australian nation. This book explores tis significant policy change from a cultural perspective, considering the ways in which assimilation was imagined in literary fiction of the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing on novels from a range of genres - the Gothic, historical romance, the western and family melodrama - it analyses how these texts tell their assimilation stories' -- back cover
  • Analysis of the assimilation issues and race relations in five novels from the 1950s and 1960s and three non-fiction and texts that were produced in academic and government circles regarding the 'half caste problem' in the 1930s and 1940s; includes overview of assimilation in Australia and definitions of assimilation; management of race relations in Australia; eugenic politics; Aboriginality; 1937 Aboriginal welfare conference; Citizenship for the Aborigines (1944); Australia's Colours Minority: Its place in the community (1947)
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.9140935299915
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9612.6.A87
LC item number
E63 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Asia-Pacific "mixed race,",
Series volume
vol. 3
Label
Dreams and nightmares of a white Australia : representing Aboriginal assimilation in the mid-twentieth century, Catriona Elder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-257)
Contents
Chapter 1: Writing a story of mixed-race relations in 'white Australia' -- Chapter 2: Mapping a 'white Australia' : political and Government responses to the 'half-caste' problem -- Chapter 3: Blood: elimination, assimilation and the white Australian nation in E.V. Timms' "The Scarlet Frontier" -- Chapter 4: Making families white: Indigenous mothers, families and children in Gwen Meredith's "Blue Hills: the Terrna-Boolla story" -- Chapter 5: Haunted homes: children, desire and dispossession in Helen Heney's "the Leaping Blaze" -- Chapter Six: Scopic pleasure and fantasy: visualising assimilation and the half-caste in Leonard Mann's "Venus Half-Caste" -- Chapter Seven: Dead centre: frontier relations in Olaf Ruhen's "Naked Under Capricorn"
Control code
000043761508
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
257 p.
Isbn
9783039117222
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009000509
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
Dreams and nightmares of a white Australia : representing Aboriginal assimilation in the mid-twentieth century, Catriona Elder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-257)
Contents
Chapter 1: Writing a story of mixed-race relations in 'white Australia' -- Chapter 2: Mapping a 'white Australia' : political and Government responses to the 'half-caste' problem -- Chapter 3: Blood: elimination, assimilation and the white Australian nation in E.V. Timms' "The Scarlet Frontier" -- Chapter 4: Making families white: Indigenous mothers, families and children in Gwen Meredith's "Blue Hills: the Terrna-Boolla story" -- Chapter 5: Haunted homes: children, desire and dispossession in Helen Heney's "the Leaping Blaze" -- Chapter Six: Scopic pleasure and fantasy: visualising assimilation and the half-caste in Leonard Mann's "Venus Half-Caste" -- Chapter Seven: Dead centre: frontier relations in Olaf Ruhen's "Naked Under Capricorn"
Control code
000043761508
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
257 p.
Isbn
9783039117222
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009000509
Other physical details
col. ill.

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