ISBN-10:
0521523273
ISBN-13:
9780521523271
Pub. Date:
07/11/2002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
White Flour, White Power: From Rations to Citizenship in Central Australia / Edition 1

White Flour, White Power: From Rations to Citizenship in Central Australia / Edition 1

by Tim RowseTim Rowse

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Overview

This book focuses on the colonial practice of rationing goods to Aboriginal people, arguing that much of the colonial experience in Central Australia can be understood by seeing rationing as a fundamental, though flexible, instrument of colonial government. Rationing was the material basis for a variety of colonial ventures: scientific, evangelical, pastoral and the postwar program of "assimilation." Combining history and anthropology in a cultural study of rationing, this book develops a new narrative of the colonization of Central Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521523271
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/11/2002
Edition description: FIRST/REPRINT
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

A theatre of stages; Part I: 1. Rationing the inexplicable; 2. Rationed actors; Part II: 3. Rural central Australia, 1914-40; 4. Town, cash and supervision; 5. 'A Christian cannot be a parasite'; 6. The World War in town and hinterland; Conclusion: Indigenous welfare at mid-century; Part III: 7. 'Assimilation; 8. The crisis of managed consumption; 9. Settlements and families; 10. Alice Springs and its town camps; Continuities.

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