By Melinda Hinkson, Jeremy Beckett
"WEH Stanner used to be a public highbrow whose paintings reached past the partitions of the academy, and he continues to be a hugely major determine in Aboriginal affairs and Australian anthropology. trained by means of Radcliffe-Brown in Sydney and Malinowski in London, he undertook anthropological paintings in Australia, Africa and the Pacific. Stanner contributed a lot to public understandings of the Dreaming and the importance of Aboriginal faith. His 1968 broadcast lectures, After the Dreaming, stay one of the most generally quoted works within the box of Aboriginal experiences. He additionally produced a few tremendously evocative biographical images of Aboriginal humans. Stanners writings on post-colonial improvement and assimilation coverage recommended an appreciation of Indigenous peoples particular global perspectives and aspirations"--Provided by means of publisher. Read more...
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Extra resources for An appreciation of difference : W. E. H. Stanner and Aboriginal Australia
Conlon envisaged that Stanner would overview colonial issues involving the USA and Britain in terms of obligations and commitments, economic capacity, manpower requirements, and policy imperatives. While critical of some aspects of ANGAU he declared that service, mostly as labourers and carriers (stretcher-bearers) with ANGAU had: …definitely improved the native. His control has been firm, but just; his physique has improved from the excellent housing and rations he receives; he has learnt the value of discipline and his added responsibilities; he has a far more extensive appreciation of health and hygiene matters; he has been taught how to produce more and better food within his own village.
MS 845 is part of the WEH Stanner collection, AIATSIS Library, Canberra. Published sources Altman, J, Biddle, N & Hunter, B 2005, ‘A historical perspective on Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes in Australia, 1971–2001’, Australian Economic History Review, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 273–95. Barwick, D, Beckett, J & Reay, M 1985, ‘Introduction’, in Barwick, D, Beckett, J & Reay, M (eds), Metaphors of interpretation: essays in honour of WEH Stanner, Australian National University Press, Canberra. Beckett, J 1989, Conversations with Ian Hogbin, Oceania Monograph no.
Pearson, N 1987, ‘Anthropology and tradition: a contemporary Aboriginal viewpoint’, unpublished paper (presented by Mervyn Gibson) at the Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Conference, Townsville, 1987. —— 1994, ‘Mabo: towards respecting equality and difference’, Voices from the land: 1993 Boyer Lectures, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, pp. 89–101. —— 2000, Our right to take responsibility, Noel Pearson & Associates, Cairns. —— 2003, ‘Where we’ve come from and where we’re at with the opportunity that is Koiki Mabo’s legacy to Australia’, unpublished Mabo Lecture, Native Title Representative Bodies Conference, Alice Springs, 3 June.
An appreciation of difference : W. E. H. Stanner and Aboriginal Australia by Melinda Hinkson, Jeremy Beckett