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Reflections on Post-Apology Australia: From a Poetics of Reparation to a Poetics of Survival

Kennedy, Rosanne

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In the Australia of the 1990s, the idea of reconciliation, backed by government initiatives, enjoyed popular support. The discourse of reconciliation has been superseded by a discourse of 'crisis' in Aboriginal Australia. In this era of crisis, the Stolen Generations paradigm, characterised by a compassionate politics of testimony and witnessing, has lost much of its moral and political purchase. This shift provides context for my consideration of a parallel shift, from an aesthetics of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/170585
Access Rights: Open Access

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