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'Wanton With Plenty' Questioning Ethno-historical Constructions of Sexual Savagery in Aboriginal Societies, 1788-1803

Konishi, Shino


Louis Nowra's recently published Bad Dreaming: Aboriginal Men's Violence Against Women and Children (2007) includes an ethno-historical study of gender relations in Aboriginal 'traditional' society, drawing on early explorers' observations and anthropological accounts. Inga Clendinnen likewise included a chapter on Aboriginal sexual politics in Dancing with Strangers (2003). This paper critiques their conclusions and methods, and closely analyses the same terrainlate eighteenth-century European...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Historical Studies
DOI: 10.1080/10314610802263331


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