Cultural Wounding and Healing: Change as ongoing cultural production in a remote Indigenous Australian community

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Abstract

Recollections of frontier violence resonate through the trauma narratives of ethnic groups across the world. For those Indigenous populations that have survived colonial violence and found their social and cultural geographies existing within the contact zone, the experience has triggered varied cultural responses. Ranging from simmering agitation to overheating in the most aggressive of cases, responses often bring with them a realisation that things will never be the same again. Rapid cultural change or the slowing down and discontinuation of long held cultural practices can trigger profound reflexivity. With quiet and individual reflection or public and political group dissent and...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIdentity Destabilised
Subtitle of host publicationliving in an overheated world
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherPluto Press - University of Chicago Press
Chapter7
Pages114-134
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781786800053
ISBN (Print)9780745399133, 9780745399126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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    Kearney, A. (2016). Cultural Wounding and Healing: Change as ongoing cultural production in a remote Indigenous Australian community. In Identity Destabilised: living in an overheated world (pp. 114-134). Pluto Press - University of Chicago Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1gk07wf