Book review of "The Politics of Identity: who counts as Aboriginal today?" by B. Carlson. Canberra, ACT, Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016. ISBN 978-1-922059-96-3

McGregor, Russell (2016) Book review of "The Politics of Identity: who counts as Aboriginal today?" by B. Carlson. Canberra, ACT, Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016. ISBN 978-1-922059-96-3. Aboriginal History, 40. pp. 339-340.

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[Extract] Carlson’s book, based on a manuscript which won the 2013 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies’ Stanner Award, explores what it means to be Aboriginal today. Weaving together personal, political and sociological inquiries, she focuses especially on the formal Confirmation of Aboriginality process and on divergent conceptions of Aboriginality among Aboriginal people themselves. Fundamentally, it is a critique of the gatekeeper role some Aboriginal organisations and individuals have arrogated to themselves.

Item ID: 47910
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
ISSN: 0314-8769
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 04:33
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 70%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 30%
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