Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

News from Aboriginal Studies Press

Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

News from Aboriginal Studies Press

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Award won

Professor Beresford's Rob Riley won the nonfiction section of the Western Australia Premier's Literary award, announced 8 June.

Author appearances

Professor Martin Nakata spoke to a keen audience at the Sydney Writers' Festival about his new book Disciplining the Savages, Savaging the Disciplines. The book has been lauded by academics in Australia and overseas. Professor Nicholas Thomas said: 'Martin Nakata's book, Disciplining the Savages, Savaging the Disciplines represents the most focussed and sustained Indigenous critique of anthropological knowledge yet published. It is impressive, rigorous, and sometimes poignant ...'

Professor Larissa Behrendt said, 'His argument that there needs to be an alternative way and space (a 'cultural interface') to look at the relationship between black and white perspectives that understand the complexity of cross-cultural exchanges is a ground-breaking and persuasive polemic.'

Professor Regina Ganter said, 'Nakata here reveals himself as an Indigenous philosopher of the first rank.'

On a different front, the 1967 Referendum book (a second edition of this widely read book by Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus) was launched in Melbourne in June by Professor Lynette Russell. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the book has proved a valuable source of information and illumination to readers and the media alike. …

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