The Resource Specimens and stone tools : Aboriginalism and depictions of Indigenous Australians in archaeological textbooks, by Belinda Liebelt, (electronic resource)

Specimens and stone tools : Aboriginalism and depictions of Indigenous Australians in archaeological textbooks, by Belinda Liebelt, (electronic resource)

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Specimens and stone tools : Aboriginalism and depictions of Indigenous Australians in archaeological textbooks
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Specimens and stone tools
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Aboriginalism and depictions of Indigenous Australians in archaeological textbooks
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by Belinda Liebelt
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eng
Summary
"This thesis explores the ways in which academic archaeological research has contributed to knowledge about past Aboriginal life ways. In particular, it examines the specific construction of Indigenous Australian history in three archaeological volumes written by one of Australia's most well known 'prehistorians': John Mulvaney. These three texts are Mulvaney's Prehistory of Australia published in 1969, 1975 and 1999, the last co-authored with Johan Kamminga. The study is an attempt to consider specific ways in which an acknowledged academic archaeologist has taken an active and dynamic role in shaping Australian perceptions, politics, legislation and social opinions about Indigenous Australians? past, through the production of knowledge. It uses key concepts of knowledge/power formulated by Michel Foucault, and Edward Said's notion of Orientalism, to extract and analyse meaningful information from the text and the images. This study maintains that mainstream contemporary 'prehistoric' archaeology has largely remained unchallenged as a colonial Aboriginalist discourse on the Indigenous Australian past. Post-processual and post-colonial archaeological practices have become extremely popular in Australian archaeology, but have done little to dislodge the conventional notions of Aboriginality as expressed in textual discourse. This thesis explores the particular ways in which textual discourse continues to perpetuate colonial attitudes and depictions within our archaeological discipline" [taken from abstract]
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1982-
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Liebelt, Belinda Gene
Dissertation note
Thesis (B.Archaeol. (Hons)) -- Flinders University of South Australia, 2005.
Nature of contents
technical reports
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  • Mulvaney, D. J. (Derek John)
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Said, Edward W
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Archaeology and history
  • Archaeologists
  • Orientalism
  • Other (Philosophy)
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Specimens and stone tools : Aboriginalism and depictions of Indigenous Australians in archaeological textbooks, by Belinda Liebelt, (electronic resource)
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http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/archaeology/department/publications/PDF%20Theses/Belinda%20Liebelt.pdf
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Publication
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Title from document (viewed 27/2/09)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 95-106)
Contents
Abstract; Introduction; Historical background; Theory; Methods; Analysis; Conclusion; References; Appendix
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Text and images
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Specimens and stone tools : Aboriginalism and depictions of Indigenous Australians in archaeological textbooks, by Belinda Liebelt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/archaeology/department/publications/PDF%20Theses/Belinda%20Liebelt.pdf
Publication
Note
Title from document (viewed 27/2/09)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 95-106)
Contents
Abstract; Introduction; Historical background; Theory; Methods; Analysis; Conclusion; References; Appendix
System details
System requirements: reader required to view pdf document
Type of computer file
Text and images

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