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Taking Fire: The Historical and Contemporary Politics of Indigenous Burning in Australia and the Western United States

May, Daniel


Large bushfires in recent years around the world have sparked debate and interest in fire management; a world warming through industrial combustion is a world turning to Indigenous fire practices for solutions. Yet even as Indigenous Australians increasingly assert pyro-identities, non-Indigenous Australians have struggled to understand Indigenous burning practices and the nature of antipodean fire. This thesis examines the historical and contemporary politics of fire and how they relate to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/MA4M-SN80


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