The Resource Writing never arrives naked : early Aboriginal cultures of writing in Australia, Penny van Toorn, (electronic resource/)

Writing never arrives naked : early Aboriginal cultures of writing in Australia, Penny van Toorn, (electronic resource/)

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Writing never arrives naked : early Aboriginal cultures of writing in Australia
Title
Writing never arrives naked
Title remainder
early Aboriginal cultures of writing in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Penny van Toorn
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: This enthralling new history of Aboriginal writing challenges conventional beliefs about how and when Indigenous authorship began. Within a short time of settlement, written texts were being exchanged as curiosities, and integrated into Indigenous graphic traditions and social life. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Aboriginal people used writing in community newspapers, in letters to colonial governors, in individualized and subversive translations of the Bible, and in political documents such as the Coranderrk petitions for Aboriginal rights. This writing involved a complex interplay of oral and literate traditions, which was attuned both to the strictures of traditional culture and the socio-political environment of the time. Writing Never Arrives Naked deals with real stories of how Indigenous Australians used writing and reading to negotiate a changing world, to challenge their oppressors, and to preserve country and kin. The book extends and deepens knowledge of Indigenous cultural and political history, while casting new light on present-day Indigenous literature and literacies
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
A820.989915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9608.2.A96
LC item number
V36 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Writing never arrives naked : early Aboriginal cultures of writing in Australia, Penny van Toorn, (electronic resource/)
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Writing never arrives naked : early Aboriginal cultures of writing in Australia, Penny van Toorn, (electronic resource/)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-256) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Sites of writing -- 1: Encountering the alphabet -- 2: Sky gods and stolen children -- 3: Bennelongs letter -- 4: Borderlands of Aboriginal writing -- 5: Textual battlegrounds in Van Diemens Land -- 6: Literacy, land and power: the Coranderrk petitions -- 7: Hidden transcripts at Lake Condah Mission Station -- 8: Early writings by Aboriginal women -- 9: Book by any other name? -- Conclusion: Past is not another country -- Notes -- Index
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote

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