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Your ¿Eyesore,¿ My History? People and ¿Dead¿ Cars in a Remote Aboriginal Community

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In this article we visit a car junkyard in the small Arnhem Land outstation of Nalawan in the top end of Australia's Northern Territory. Using both a mobilities paradigm and recent theorizing of waste from the global south, we will argue through our ethnographic observations that the wrecked cars become mobile, reassembled, and reconceptualized in a range of surprising ways. Though now immobile, the stories they encapsulate continue to circulate and reverberate with the complexities and tensions of Indigenous mobilities.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Senior, K., Chenhall, R., & Daniels, D. (2021). Your ¿Eyesore,¿ My History? People and ¿Dead¿ Cars in a Remote Aboriginal Community. Transfers, 11(1), 3-26. doi:10.3167/TRANS.2021.110102

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85117197819

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 3

End Page


  • 26

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • In this article we visit a car junkyard in the small Arnhem Land outstation of Nalawan in the top end of Australia's Northern Territory. Using both a mobilities paradigm and recent theorizing of waste from the global south, we will argue through our ethnographic observations that the wrecked cars become mobile, reassembled, and reconceptualized in a range of surprising ways. Though now immobile, the stories they encapsulate continue to circulate and reverberate with the complexities and tensions of Indigenous mobilities.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Senior, K., Chenhall, R., & Daniels, D. (2021). Your ¿Eyesore,¿ My History? People and ¿Dead¿ Cars in a Remote Aboriginal Community. Transfers, 11(1), 3-26. doi:10.3167/TRANS.2021.110102

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85117197819

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 3

End Page


  • 26

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 1