The Resource "Our sense of beauty" : visuality, space and gender on Victoria's Aboriginal reserves, south-eastern Australia, Jane Lydon

"Our sense of beauty" : visuality, space and gender on Victoria's Aboriginal reserves, south-eastern Australia, Jane Lydon

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"Our sense of beauty" : visuality, space and gender on Victoria's Aboriginal reserves, south-eastern Australia
Title
"Our sense of beauty"
Title remainder
visuality, space and gender on Victoria's Aboriginal reserves, south-eastern Australia
Statement of responsibility
Jane Lydon
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Language
eng
Summary
"European colonisation of Australia depended upon a culturally specific imagined geography comprising a visualised and spatialised conception of the land and its peoples. In establishing a system of Aboriginal reserves in the south-eastern colony of Victoria around 1860, these principles were fundamental to the goal of transforming indigenous people, through creating idealised landscapes intended to teach through example, performance and the creation of an individual subject - with its success measurable through observation and documentation, especially photography. Central to the administration's conception of these settlements, and to its vision for the Aboriginal people of Victoria, was a reformed gender and class order that would appropriately locate the indigenous population within modern settler society. But this regime overlooked or denied disjunctions with the residents' profoundly different cultural orientation, in which vision was subordinated to aurality, and in which collective forms of personhood took precedence over the individual, allowing for the persistence of tradition. " [Authors abstract]
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1965-
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Lydon, Jane
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Spatial behavior
  • Family
  • Visual sociology
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"Our sense of beauty" : visuality, space and gender on Victoria's Aboriginal reserves, south-eastern Australia, Jane Lydon
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Bibliography note
Bibliography : p. 230-233
Extent
p. 211-223
Other physical details
ill., map, ports
Label
"Our sense of beauty" : visuality, space and gender on Victoria's Aboriginal reserves, south-eastern Australia, Jane Lydon
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography : p. 230-233
Extent
p. 211-223
Other physical details
ill., map, ports

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