He notes that her first step to forge her Aboriginality
was 'self-determination, of pointing to her origin as Aboriginal and proclaiming her pride in being so' (Attwood 1992: 304).
1) With Goldie's warning in mind, this paper analyses the performance of Aboriginality
in a cross-cultural context with the understanding that there is no singular model of interpretation.
Where the evidence does not support the folk wisdom of the Australian public is in its belief that "getting ahead" relies more upon ambition, hard work and natural ability, than one's class location, gender, ethnicity, Aboriginality
or lifecycle stage.
The sharing ethic, a central symbol of Aboriginality
, is expressed through the politicized structure of information exchange.
At times he acknowledges that RCAP does "[report] and [support] a modernizing Aboriginality
Almost every essay jerks the knee before the standard mantras that everything the Australian Aborigines did on the mainland and in Tasmania before the arrival of Europeans was supremely in harmony with the environment; that somehow or other all Aborigines, no matter what degree of Aboriginality
they might possess, have some kind of mystic affinity with 'the land'; that the first Europeans came out to this part of the world and deliberately 'invaded' the land; and that virtually everything done by Europeans since their first arrival has helped the destruction of the environment.
Jane Lydon discusses changing ideas about Aboriginality
as they emerge in images produced at two Aboriginal missions managed by Moravian missionaries in Victoria in the nineteenth century.
Yet from the outset the authors make it clear that 'this is not a book about the Mabo decision itself or the representation of Aboriginality
in Australian cinema' (3).
In relation to the categories of multiculturalism and Aboriginality
, discourses that guide policies assume that young children and families affected by those policies are culturally, racially, gender as well as linguistically homogeneous.
Racial profiling occurs," Tanovich says, "when law enforcement or security officials, consciously or unconsciously, subject individuals at any location to heightened scrutiny based solely or in part on race, ethnicity, Aboriginality
, place of origin, ancestry, or religion or on stereotypes associated with any of these factors rather than on objectively reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual is implicated in criminal activity.
Three pieces on recent books on Aboriginality
highlight the passions of those who have rejected both exclusion and assimilation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, seeing the possibility of a contrary path of rich and meaningful cultural difference in Aboriginal people's own terms.
She argues that the relational sense of Aboriginality
has been rendered problematic by the sundering of kin connection due to historical separations and other disturbances.
The section concludes with a cultural study by Lindy Ledohowski of the problematic equation between Aboriginality
and ethnicity in certain literary works.
Curious as to the extent that elected officials in Canada reflect their constituent populations, the authors conducted a study of the governments of eleven major Canadian cities and the House of Commons, measuring identity representation according to the variables of ethnicity, visible minority status, immigrant status, Aboriginality
, gender, religion, language, age, and education.
Even today, though Aboriginal people are not always distinguishable from Europeans, we embrace 'out' marriages and after several generations we pride our Aboriginality
over other ethnicities.