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Indigenous perspectives on change in contemporary society

Stuurman, Robert J. (2006) Indigenous perspectives on change in contemporary society. In (Re) Contesting Indigenous Knowledge & Indigenous Studies Conference 2006, 28, 29 & 30 June, 2006, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.

Abstract

Creeping normality of change, values and outlook, correlates within a triangulation of identity, time and money. How this perception is predetermined is largely due to the influence of core or peripheral identities and where one is situated between the two as a reference point. My position as an Indigenous man places me in a unique position of a social fringe dweller. By that I mean from a point of observation, where I can effectively look from the outside in. where I find the view from the mountain, top very clear and panoramic as I look into the valley of Western society.It is from this position where one can exercise the practicality of standpoint theory "… to change the existing power imbalance of contemporary literature theory, which re-enforces the dominance of Western rhetoric" (Foley, 2003, p50). From a standpoint where this paper, makes a contribution to knowledge and encouraging others to take a like-minded position.

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ID Code: 4647
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: identity, creator spirit, indigenous identity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 QUT Oodgeroo Unit
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:33

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