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The cunning of recognition : indigenous alterities and the making of Australian multiculturalism

Author: Elizabeth A Povinelli
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2002.
Series: Politics, history, and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Duke backfile.
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A critique of liberal multiculturalism through a study of state-aboriginal relations in Australia, employing an innovative hybrid of theoretical approaches from anthropology, political theory, linguistics, and psychoanalysis.
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Povinelli, Elizabeth A.
Cunning of recognition.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001007382
(OCoLC)48475263
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Povinelli
ISBN: 9780822383673 0822383675
OCLC Number: 191222386
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 338 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Critical Common Sense --
1. Mutant Messages --
2. The Vulva Thieves (Atna Nylkna): Modal Ethics and the Colonial Archive --
3. Sex Rites, Civil Rights --
4. Shamed States --
5. The Poetics of Ghosts: Social Reproduction in the Archive of the Nation --
6. The Truest Belief Is Compulsion.
Series Title: Politics, history, and culture.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Povinelli.

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Argues that the multicultural legacy of colonialism perpetuates unequal systems of power, not by demanding that colonized subjects identify with their colonizers but by demanding that they identify  Read more...
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