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Two thousand generations of place-making


Lehman, G, Two thousand generations of place-making, Making Sense of Place: Exploring the Concepts and Expressions of Place Though Different Senses, National Museum of Australia Press, F Vanclay, M Higgins and A Blackshaw (ed), Australia ISBN 978-1876944513 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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The relationship between Aboriginal people and any critical discourse of place that is sponsored by Academe is an uneasy one. Where a ‘Welcome to Country’ is increasingly anticipated from an Aboriginal person, it becomes increasingly important to question the role of these ceremonial, often perfunctory gestures. Do they belie something more sinister – or at best obsequious? What does the demand for this ceremony tell us about our desire for renewal? What can Aborigines tell us? What has been lost – and what can be gained?

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Aboriginal people, Australia
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Lehman, G (Professor Gregory Lehman)
ID Code:145796
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Aboriginal Engagement
Deposited On:2021-08-06
Last Modified:2021-09-24

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