Just Relations : Indigenous families in Australian lifestyle media
King, Andrew S. (2009) Just Relations : Indigenous families in Australian lifestyle media. Australian Journal of Communication, 36(2), pp. 17-33.
This paper argues that the increasing visibility of Indigenous families in the mainstream Australian media over the past ten years has produced new opportunities for addressing national injustices of the Stolen Generations. It shows how, as certain celebrities like Ernie Dingo, Nova Peris and Cathy Freeman, have become popular household names, a concurrent public interest in their family backgrounds has grown. Descriptive accounts of relationships and shared histories – propelled by the expansion of the lifestyle television genre in this context – has enabled some stories of the ‘Stolen Generations’ to be seen as ‘ordinary’, and part of a broader sense of everyday Australian life for the first time. With the aid of recent sexual citizenship research, the article illustrates that such middle-class representations give voice to new embodiments of citizenship in the post-apology era, making Indigenous justice more subjectively interconnected with life in the white Australian public sphere.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Aboriginal, Reconciliation, Television, Lifestyle, Justice, Stolen Generations, Celebrities|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association|
|Deposited On:||08 Mar 2010 08:57|
|Last Modified:||10 Jun 2010 00:23|
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