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Discourse, deficit and identity: Aboriginality, the race paradigm and the language of representation in contemporary Australia

Fforde, Cressida; Bamblett, Lawrence; Lovett, Ray; Gorringe, Scott; Fogarty, William


Deficit discourse is expressed in a mode of language that consistently frames Aboriginal identity in a narrative of deficiency. It is interwoven with notions of 'authenticity', which in turn adhere to models of identity still embedded within the race paradigm, suffering from all of its constraints but perniciously benefiting from all of its tenacity. Recent work shows that deficit discourse surrounding Aboriginality is intricately entwined within and across different sites of representation,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy


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