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The distribution of settlement: appropriation and refusal in Australian literature and culture

Book


Abstract


  • What does it mean to read after refusal?1 Texts by white settler Australian authors in the twentieth century often made manifest their uniqueness as writings of national import by constructing images of Aboriginal people and of Aboriginality.2 Yet these representations of Aboriginality have frequently vexed and troubled a new generation of Aboriginal. writers. These writers and scholars refuse the legacy of such representations. They refuse the literary hegemony of whiteness. They refuse politics of Indigenous emancipation grounded in recognition. This is a book about Aboriginal literary refusal and the legacy of settler misrepresentation that it refuses.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Griffiths, M. R. The distribution of settlement: appropriation and refusal in Australian literature and culture. Australia: UWA Publishing, 2018.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781760800017

Number Of Pages


  • 238

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • What does it mean to read after refusal?1 Texts by white settler Australian authors in the twentieth century often made manifest their uniqueness as writings of national import by constructing images of Aboriginal people and of Aboriginality.2 Yet these representations of Aboriginality have frequently vexed and troubled a new generation of Aboriginal. writers. These writers and scholars refuse the legacy of such representations. They refuse the literary hegemony of whiteness. They refuse politics of Indigenous emancipation grounded in recognition. This is a book about Aboriginal literary refusal and the legacy of settler misrepresentation that it refuses.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Griffiths, M. R. The distribution of settlement: appropriation and refusal in Australian literature and culture. Australia: UWA Publishing, 2018.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781760800017

Number Of Pages


  • 238

Place Of Publication


  • Australia