Savage Imaginings: Historical and Contemporary Constructions of Australian Aboriginalities

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Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2001 - Aboriginal Australians - 134 pages
This book explores the dominant discussions in Australian Aboriginal history. Its central tenet is that European textual representations of Aboriginal Australians have characteristically involved images and imaginings of primitivism, great antiquity and sameness. The author argues that Aboriginal-focussed museum displays, textual studies and photo-essays have reduced Aboriginal culture to a moment frozen in pre-contact time.

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Russell, Lecturer, Museum Studies, Deakin University, Geelong.

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