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The Resource Experiments in self-determination: Histories of the outstation movement in Australia, (electronic book)

Experiments in self-determination: Histories of the outstation movement in Australia, (electronic book)

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Experiments in self-determination: Histories of the outstation movement in Australia
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Experiments in self-determination: Histories of the outstation movement in Australia
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  • eng
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Outstations, which dramatically increased in numbers in the 1970s, are small, decentralised and relatively permanent communities of kin established by Aboriginal people on land that has social, cultural or economic significance to them. In 2015 they yet again came under attack, this time as an expensive lifestyle choice that can no longer be supported by state governments. Yet outstations are the original, and most striking, manifestation of remote-area Aboriginal people?s aspirations for self-determination, and of the life projects by which they seek, and have sought, autonomy in deciding the meaning of their life independently of projects promoted by the state and market. They are not simply projects of isolation from outside influences, as they have sometimes been characterised, but attempts by people to take control of the course of their lives. In the sometimes acrimonious debates about outstations, the lived experiences, motivations and histories of existing communities are missing. For this reason, we invited a number of anthropological witnesses to the early period in which outstations gained a purchase in remote Australia to provide accounts of what these communities were like, and what their residents? aspirations and experiences were. Our hope is that these closer-to-the-ground accounts provide insight into, and understanding of, what Indigenous aspirations were in the establishment and organisation of these communities
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Myers, Fred
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English
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Peterson, Nicolas
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  • Australia
  • Social & cultural history
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
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Experiments in self-determination: Histories of the outstation movement in Australia, (electronic book)
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Experiments in self-determination: Histories of the outstation movement in Australia, (electronic book)
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unknown
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605752
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other
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one file format
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online
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9781925022896
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unknown
Other control number
10.26530/OAPEN_605752
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unknown
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unknown
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Electronic resource.
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