Article published in:Language and Gender in the Australian Context
Edited by Joanne Winter and Gillian Wigglesworth
[Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. Series S 10] 1993
► pp. 86–128
Gender and aboriginality
Constructions of difference
This paper re-examines ideas of culture that have been dominant within the field of Aboriginal education. It draws upon feminist post-structuralism and postmodernism in order to critique the practice of dichotomising differences between Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultural practices. It uses this critique to examine current mismatch theories of differential educational location. Finally, it asks whether we need to sustain an interest in macrotheories in order to retain the ability to theorize about gender and Aboriginality across different sites.
Published online: 01 January 1993
Ashcroft, B., G. Griffiths and H. Tiffin
Au, K. and C. Jordon
Diamond, I. and L. Quinby
di Leonardo, M.
Fraser, N. and L. Nicholson
Gilmore, P. and S. Smith
Heath, S. B.
Kalantzis, M., B. Cope and D. Slade
Luke, A., M. Nakata, M. Singh and R. Smith
forthcoming) Policy and the politics of representation: Torres Strait Islanders and Aborigines at the margins. In B. Lingard, P. Porter and D. Chant eds Hard times: Education under labour London Falmer Press
Miller, D. and J. Branson
Threadgold, T. and A. Cranny-Francis
Walton, C. E.
(1987) Mathematics education from a bicultural point of view. Paper presented to the Philosophy of Education Society of Australia Conference, University of Melbourne.
Watson, H. and D. W. Chambers