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People and Change in Indigenous Australia

Diane Austin-Broos and Francesca Merlan


Since the advent of European settlement, indigenous Australians have been subject to continual change and entrenched inequality. This has been their shared experience even as regional histories have diverged. These essays address the lives of indigenous Australians through a focus on the person. Various contexts are described including family and community groups, regional diaspora and inter-racial relations, along with a striking range of experience, from indigenous heavy metal gangs and rebellious, forthright women to the social dynamics of childhood and the effects of long-term unemployment ... More

Keywords: change, social, cultural, ethnography, experience, gender, normative models, ontology, race, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824867966
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824867966.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diane Austin-Broos, editor
University of Sydney

Francesca Merlan, editor
Australian National University