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Theorising survival: Indigenous women and social and emotional wellbeing

Posted on: 9 July, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 3, July 2012 - September 2012
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Women Social issues Workforce

Baker J (2012)
Theorising survival: Indigenous women and social and emotional wellbeing
Maleny, QLD: e-Content Management

This book uses a theoretical model to explore the position of Indigenous Australians in relation to health science research. It provides a contemporary understanding of Indigenous affairs, particularly in regards to counselling, community development, and policy. The book is comprised of eight chapters, covering the following topic areas:

  • Not another native informant
  • Reconstructing gender and ‘race’ relations after the frontier
  • Consciousness, abjection and the colonised subject
  • Pain as a catalyst for change, for working for change
  • ‘Changing the terms of the conversation’ and moving from “a survival mentality to a living mentality”
  • Borderlands: what is happening there?
  • Land and spirit: old ways of being
  • Conclusion: abjection denies a future of shared joys.

Abstract adapted from eContent Management

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