Tag: Indigenous Australia

Ep #74 Colonialism & Monsters:Yasmine Musharbash on Monster Anthropology & Social Transformation

Clair , May 2nd, 2021


The Familiar Strange · Ep #74 Colonialism & Monsters: Yasmine Musharbash on Monster Anthropology & Social Transformation This week Clair brings you an interview with Dr Yasmine Musharbash!…


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Holding Belief in Suspense

Kylie Wong Dolan , April 11th, 2021


Some months ago, I went for an early morning run with a mate at my fieldsite. After a short trot together, she left for work, and I decided…


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Colonial Spectres

Simon Theobald , November 8th, 2020


What would it mean to be no longer ‘in country’ in Australia? How would the legacies of British colonialism, and the attempted extirpation and survival of Australia’s indigenous…


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Calling it out: Our Australian rules?

Kylie Wong Dolan , October 6th, 2019


The documentaries about Adam Goodes capture and abbreviate an array of events on and off the ground that might make recognising and responding to racism seem straightforward. The…


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The arguments against climbing Uluru… and why people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

The Familiar Strange , August 11th, 2019


Author: Dr. Yasmine Mushbarbash, senior lecturer in anthropology at the Australian National University. The focus of her ethnographic work has been on Warlpiri people living in Yuendemu, in the…


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Ep. #34 Knowledge Making: Emma Kowal talks Indigenous health care, difference & genomics

Julia Brown , March 31st, 2019


“A lot of what individual white anti-racists, as I called them, but also the broader policy frameworks are struggling with is the question of how do we enact…


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Ep #20 Wearing the black armband: Mick Dodson talks ongoing colonisation in Australia

Julia Brown , August 19th, 2018


“We don’t look back enough to go forward, I don’t think. We need to look in the rear view mirror everyday”. Professor Mick Dodson AM, a Yawuru Aboriginal…


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Hearing Indigenous Voices

The Familiar Strange , May 30th, 2018


The 27th of May to the 3rd of June is National Reconciliation Week in Australia. Reconciliation, for anthropology, includes reckoning with the discipline’s colonial past, and confronting the…


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Ep. #10 Smoking v. vaping, anthrosmelling, de/colonization, & America’s gun “tribes:” this month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , March 18th, 2018


This month, Julia (1:12) prompts us to think about ‘vaping’ e-cigarettes as a clinical compromise for smokers with schizophrenia. Having observed this strategy to be effective in the…


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Ep. #9 Calculated risk: Elizabeth Watt talks sexual power, politics, and vulnerability in the field

Julia Brown , March 4th, 2018


“I knew I was making myself vulnerable, but I also knew that there was phone reception down there, and there were other people within shouting range, and that…


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A brief descriptive note on types or ‘kinds of relations’ in Yolŋu matha

Bree Blakeman , April 26th, 2015


  Burrut’tji by Djambawa Marawili   I was thinking about categories of types of people/relations’ the other day, as in English we have family, friends, colleagues, team-mates etc….


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A brief descriptive note on types or ‘kinds of relations’ in Yolŋu matha

Bree Blakeman , April 26th, 2015


  Burrut’tji by Djambawa Marawili   I was thinking about categories of types of people/relations’ the other day, as in English we have family, friends, colleagues, team-mates etc….


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