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dc.contributor.advisorKrauth, Nigel
dc.contributor.authorWaters , Marcus Wollombi
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:29:26Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:29:26Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2364
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366411
dc.description.abstractThis exegesis contextualises my doctoral project — the writing of a feature film script, Kick up Dust — within contemporary academic discourses on Aboriginal subjectivity. Kick up Dust explores how Indigenous people identify and debate the nature of their own Aboriginal consciousness. The script is written in opposition to the way non-Indigenous conceptions of Indigeneity (in popular culture, the mass media, and educational institutions) have historically misrepresented and characterised Indigenous peoples, without regard to their individuality, through stereotyped images that reside in the popular imagination. Through the vehicle of the exegesis, I explore possibilities for a new theoretical and conceptual framework for an Indigenous pedagogy that does not rely on notions of cultural identity based in historical essentialist constructs - fantasies of exclusivity, cultural marginality, physicality and morality (Paradies, 2006) — to create a binary oppositional relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholarship. While this may have worked in the past to create an effective political community, it has created a situation whereby Indigenous people whose lived realities and subjectivities do not align with these essentialising fantasies are vulnerable to accusations of inauthenticity (i.e., of not being ‘real’ blackfellas; of not being seen as an authentic Aboriginal) (Paradies, 2006).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsAboriginal subjectivity
dc.subject.keywordsIndigenous people
dc.subject.keywordsFeature film script
dc.subject.keywordsIndigenous pedagogy
dc.titleContemporary Urban Indigenous ‘Dreamings’: Interaction, Engagement and Creative Practice
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyArts, Education and Law
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorStockwell, Stephen
dc.rights.accessRightsPublic
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1370487621271
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURT1418
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentSchool of Humanities
gro.griffith.authorWaters, Marcus W.


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