Reading race, aboriginality in Australian children`s literature

Bradford, Clare 2001, Reading race, aboriginality in Australian children`s literature, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria.

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Title Reading race, aboriginality in Australian children`s literature
Author(s) Bradford, ClareORCID iD for Bradford, Clare
Publication date 2001
Total pages 283
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Place of Publication Carlton, Victoria
Keyword(s) Race in literature
Aboriginal Australians in literature
Children's literature Australian -- history and criticism
Racism in literature
Australia -- race relations -- In literature
Summary This text looks at the ways in which Australia's indigenous peoples have been, and continue to be, represented in books for children. These varying representations have helped to colour the attitudes, beliefs and assumptions of different generations of Australians.
Notes 1. Colonial discourse and its fictions -- 2. Religious discourses and aboriginality -- 3. Intersecting discourses: gender and race in children's books -- 4. Speaking for the aborigines: knowledge, power and aboriginalism -- 5. White on black in criticism and fiction: contemporary dilemmas -- 6. Indigenous voices in children's literature -- 7. Towards reconciliation? Crosscultural encounters in the 1990s -- 8. Narratives of identity and history in settler colony texts.
ISBN 0522849547
Language eng
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2001, Melbourne University Press
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