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Belonging: Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership
Belonging: Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership by Peter Read 0521774098 9780521774093
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Belonging: Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership by Peter Read

This extraordinary book explores the feelings of non-Aboriginal Australians as they articulate their sense of belonging to the land. Always acting as a counterpoint is the prior occupation and ownership by Aboriginal people and their spiritual attachment. Peter Read asks the pivotal questions: What is the meaning of places important to non-Aboriginal Australians from which the indigenous people have already been dispossessed? How are contemporary Australians thinking through the problem of knowing that their places of attachment are also the places which Aboriginals loved - and lost? And are the sites of all our deep affections to be contested, articulated, shared, foregone or possessed absolutely? The book cleverly interweaves Reads analysis (and personal quest for belonging) with the voices of poets, musicians, artists, historians, young people, Asian Australians, farmers and seventh generation Australians.

Author: Peter Read

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 260

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2000-10-09

Our Price: $28.40

ISBN: 0521774098

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