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Haunted by 'Miscegenation': Gender, the White Australia Policy and the Construction of Indisch Family Narratives

Dragojlovic, Ana


This paper traces complex negotiations of multiraciality in the context of transgenerational genealogy work in the wake of historical violence, genocide and colonialism. Basing the analysis on detailed ethnographic material about Indonesian-Dutch (Indisch) genealogy and memory work, I explore how the regulation of ‘races’ [sic] during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies and under the White Australia Policy employed genealogical charts to determine freedom from imprisonment...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Intercultural Studies
DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2014.990363


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