Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development: Fostering Cultural Security

Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development: Fostering Cultural Security

by Cheryl Kickett-Tucker (Editor)

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Overview

Until recently, Aboriginal people have been subjected to mainly top-down development, which has proven damaging to communities. Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development offers an alternative to such approaches, promoting cultural security in order to empower Aboriginal people to strengthen their own communities. The authors take a multidisciplinary approach to the topics of Aboriginal community development, Aboriginal history, cultural security and community studies. This book includes chapters examining historical and contemporary Aboriginal conceptions of community development, and the effects of post-structuralism, post-modernism, globalisation and digital technology. As well as comprehensive analysis of community development in Aboriginal communities, it presents practical strategies and tools for improvement. Each chapter includes practical case studies and review exercises, encouraging active learning and reflection. A valuable resource for tertiary education students, this book features contributions from some of Australia's most eminent Aboriginal scholars, Elders and Aboriginal community members alongside contributions from community development practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107414471
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.89(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. Anggaba jina nimoonggoon: whose knowledge is that? Aboriginal perspectives of community development Dawn Bessarab and Simon Forrest; 2. Aboriginal identity, world views, research and the story of the Burra'gorang Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Aunty Frances Bodkin, Uncle Gavin Andrews and Uncle Ross Evans; 3. The social justice foundation of Aboriginal community development Gracelyn Smallwood; 4. Dimensions of Aboriginal community development Janet Mooney, Lynette Riley and Fabri Blacklock; 5. Decolonising Australian community development tools Juli Coffin and Charmaine Green; 6. Ways in which postmodernism can inform Aboriginal community development Loretta Kelly, Tony Kickett and Dawn Bessarab; 7. A healing foundation for Aboriginal community development Judy Atkinson and Caroline (Carlie) Atkinson; 8. Is community development equity or justice? Bindi Bennett and Sue Green; 9. Hear our voices: community development and working with Indigenous people experiencing trauma Pat Dudgeon; 10. Djinangingy kaartdijin: seeing and understanding our ways of working Michael Wright and Cheryl Kickett-Tucker; 11. Overcoming racism as a barrier to community development Yin Paradies; 12. Aboriginal community development and digital inclusion: hope, haves and have-nots Lester-Irabinna Rigney; 13. Ngalang moort: family as the building block of community development Cheryl Kickett-Tucker and Josey Hansen; 14. Benang yeyi: tomorrow today for Aboriginal community development Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, Karen Ugle, Natasha Moore, Adrian Ugle and Janetia Knapp.

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