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Publication: Culture Crisis - Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia

Contributors bring diverse perspectives to bear on the interpretations of current circumstances and policy prescriptions for the future. An urgently needed dialogue on issues about which anthropologists are in passionate disagreement, Culture Crisis unflinchingly confronts the political and conceptual approaches that have failed remote Aboriginal communities.

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Contents

Preface
Contributors
A Short Note on Terms used

Anthropology and the culture wars - Melinda Hinkson

PART I. THE PROBLEM OF RECOGNITION

1. The Crisis of Culture and the Arts of Care: Indigenous Politics in Late Liberalism - Elizabeth Povinelli

2. National Anthropologies and their Problems - Jeremy Beckett

3. Helping Anthropologists, Still - Gillian Cowlishaw

4. The Politics of Suffering and the Politics of Anthropology - Andrew Lattas and Barry Morris

PART II. THE PROBLEM OF VIOLENCE

5. The Shock of the New: A Postcolonial Dilemma for Australianist Anthropology - Marcia Langton

6. Child Sexual Abuse: The Intervention Trigger - Francesca Merlan

7. Quarantining Violence: How Anthropology Does It - Diane Austin-Broos

PART III. COUNTING CULTURE

8. Refiguring ‘Indigenous culture’ - Tim Rowse

9. Is Culture the Problem or the Solution? Outstation Health and the Politics of Remoteness - Emma Kowal

10. Indigenous Education and Training: what are we here for? - Tess Lea

11. ‘Only whitefella take that road’: Culture seen through the Intervention at Yuendumu - Yasmine Musharbash

PART IV. IMAGINING FUTURES

12. Media images and the politics of hope - Melinda Hinkson

13. Other people’s lives: secular assimilation, culture and ungovernability - Nicolas Peterson

14. What futures for remote Aboriginal Australia?