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History, Power, Text

Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies
Edited by Timothy Neale, Crystal McKinnon and Eve Vincent
History, Power, Text : Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies

History, Power, Text: Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies is a collection of essays on Indigenous themes published between 1996 and 2013 in the journal known first as UTS Review and now as Cultural Studies Review. This journal opened up a space for new kinds of politics, new styles of writing and new modes of interdisciplinary engagement. History, Power, Text highlights the significance of just one of the exciting interdisciplinary spaces, or meeting points, the journal enabled. ‘Indigenous cultural studies’ is our name for the intersection of cultural studies and Indigenous studies showcased here. 

This volume republishes key works by academics and writers Katelyn Barney, Jennifer Biddle, Tony Birch, Wendy Brady, Gillian Cowlishaw, Robyn Ferrell, Bronwyn Fredericks, Heather Goodall, Tess Lea, Erin Manning, Richard Martin, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Stephen Muecke, Alison Ravenscroft, Deborah Bird Rose, Lisa Slater, Sonia Smallacombe, Rebe Taylor, Penny van Toorn, Eve Vincent, Irene Watson and Virginia Watson—many of whom have taken this opportunity to write reflections on their work—as well as interviews between Christine Nicholls and painter Kathleen Petyarre, and Anne Brewster and author Kim Scott. The book also features new essays by Birch, Moreton-Robinson and Crystal McKinnon, and a roundtable discussion with former and current journal editors Chris Healy, Stephen Muecke and Katrina Schlunke.


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About the Editors: 

Timothy Neale is a research fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. He completed his doctorate at the University of Melbourne in 2014 and his research concerns environmental politics, settler-colonialism and critical theory. His writing has been published in Australian Humanities Review, Continuum and Griffith Law Review.

Crystal McKinnon lectures in Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Historical and European Studies at Latrobe University. Her thesis examines Indigenous resistance to oppression through the use of the creative arts, including music and literature. She is an Amangu woman from the Yamatji nation on the west coast of Australia. Her work has been published in Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity (Palgrave, 2010) and Alternative Law Journal.

Eve Vincent is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University. Her doctoral thesis, completed in 2013, examined one mob’s lived experience of a divisive native title claims process. Her writing has been published in places such as Australian Humanities Review, Australian Journal of Human Rights, Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin and Overland.