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Type: Thesis
Title: Aboriginal women's autobiographical narratives and the politics of collaboration / Jennifer Anne Jones.
Author: Jones, Jennifer A. (Jennifer Anne)
Issue Date: 2001
School/Discipline: Dept. of Social Inquiry
Abstract: This thesis examines the autobiographical texts of the Aboriginal women writers, Oodgeroo, Margaret Tusker and Monica Clare, in light of the 'community of commitment' which supported their publications. It considers how and why the Aboriginal women elicted outside support and how the ideology of the group informed the epistemology of the text.The role of collaborating white editors and professional editors are examined as crucial in influencing the style and content of the finished piece. The original manuscripts are compared against the published editions and the changes implemented by the editor are described. Following Frantz Fanon and Homi Bhaba, the adoption of the white ideological lattice by the Aboriginal author is characterised as the white mask of colonial mimicry. The outcomes of cross-cultural impersonation of the white editor are discussed, with the editorial collaboration viewed as the imposition of stereotyped representations of Aboriginality.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Social Inquiry, 2001
Subject: Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993. Stradbroke dreaming.
Tucker, Margaret, 1904- If everyone cared.
Clare, Monica, 1924-1973. Karobran.
Women, Aboriginal Australian Biography.
Description: Bibliography: leaves 273-284.
284 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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