The Resource Trapped in the gap : doing good in indigenous Australia, Emma Kowal

Trapped in the gap : doing good in indigenous Australia, Emma Kowal

Label
Trapped in the gap : doing good in indigenous Australia
Title
Trapped in the gap
Title remainder
doing good in indigenous Australia
Statement of responsibility
Emma Kowal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores what happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to help without harming. 'White anti-racists' find themselves trapped by endless ambiguities, contradictions, and double binds - a microcosm of the broader dilemmas of postcolonial societies. These dilemmas are fueled by tension between the twin desires of equality and difference: to make Indigenous people statistically the same as non-Indigenous people (to 'close the gap') while simultaneously maintaining their 'cultural' distinctiveness. This tension lies at the heart of failed development efforts in Indigenous communities, ethnic minority populations and the global South. This book explains why doing good is so hard, and how it could be done differently
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.849915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU124.S63
LC item number
K68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Trapped in the gap : doing good in indigenous Australia, Emma Kowal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
  • adl
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Interlude : studying benevolence -- The culture of white anti-racism -- Tiwi long grassers -- Welcome to country -- Mutual recognition -- White stigma
Control code
000054061930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 198 pages
Isbn
9781782386049
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014033556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
(YBP)11918093
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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.b34282129
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896862152
  • rb34282129

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waterfront CampusBorrow it
      1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, AU
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