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'Will the real Aborigine please stand up' : strategies for breaking the stereotypes and changing the conversation /

by Gorringe, Scott | Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait slander Studies | Ross, Joe | Fforde, Cressida.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Bibliography : p. 16-18Summary: This paper provides a background to issues discussed at a workshop held by AIATSIS in December 2009, and offers some of the outcomes in order to provide a basis for further debate and dialogue and to inform future forums. The workshop focused on a matter of growing concern to many Aboriginal people - the prevalence of an erosive mindset of deficit which pervades many Aboriginal communities and its attachment to notions of identity, which includes perceptions of authenticity widely adopted from similar views held about Aboriginal people by non-Indigenous Australians. The workshop discussed issues such as: the identification of perceptions of identity within and outside Aboriginal Australia; how perceptions of authenticity arise and why they persist; the social impact of such perceptions; and the impact of legislation and policy that links entitlement to identity. Disengaging the language of disadvantage (or pathologising discourses) was identified at the workshop as fundamental to effecting change. As methods of producing change, participants identified the need for creating safe spaces for discussion, challenging mindsets, habits and conversations and co-creating transformative pathways.Availability: (1)

A rape of the soul so profound : the return of the Stolen Generations /

by Read, Peter.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW 1999Description: xi, 236 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Writings drawn from articles and pamphlets by the author 1976 98 highlighting the issue of separation of Aboriginal children from their families.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Against recognition /

by McNay, Lois.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2008Description: vii, 232 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction: against recognition -- 1. Recognition and misrecognition in the psyche -- 2. The politics of recognition -- 3. Narrative and recognition -- 4. Recognition and redistribution -- 5. Beyond recognition: identity and agency. Missing 15 March 2012Summary: "In this original book, Lois McNay argues that the insights of the recognition theorists are undercut by their reliance on an inadequate account of power. Using Bourdieu's relational sociology, McNay develops an alternative account of individual agency that connects identity to structure. By focusing on issues of gender identity and agency, she opens up new pathways to move beyond the oppositions between material and cultural feminisms."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Generational intelligence : a critical approach to age relations /

by Biggs, Simon | Lowenstein, Ariela.

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon UK Routledge 2011Description: xiv, 180 p.Other title: Generational intelligence : age, identity, and the future of.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: What is generational intelligence? -- Self and the generational imagination -- Generational self awareness -- Self and other -- Generational strategies and negotiation -- Generations and family -- Generational intelligence and caregiving : the family and the state -- Generational intelligence and elder mistreatment -- Workplace and intergenerational relations -- Intergenerational relations in the community Prof. Simon Biggs, Senior Manager, Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence (2010- ) Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy University of MelbourneSummary: The question of communication and understanding between different generations is emerging as a key issue for the twenty-first century. The advent of ageing populations may lead to increased conflict or solidarity in society, and provokes a profound ambivalence both in public and in the private sphere. In a new approach, Biggs and Lowenstein offer a critical examination of Generational Intelligence as one way of addressing these issues. How easy is it to put yourself in the shoes of someone of a different age group? What are the personal, interpersonal and social factors that affect our perceptions of the 'age other'? What are the key issues facing families, workplaces and communities in an ageing society? This book sets out a way of thinking about interpersonal relations based on age, and the question of communication between people of different ages and generations. The book challenges existing orthodoxies for relations between adults of different ages and draws out steps that can be taken to increase understanding between generational groups. The authors outline a series of steps that can be taken to enhance Generational Intelligence, examine existing theories and social issues, and suggest new directions for sustainable relations between generational groups.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Identity : sociological perspectives /

by Lawler, Steph.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2008Description: vii, 168 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Formerly CIP. Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-159) and index.Summary: "This book will be essential reading on upper-level courses across the social sciences that focus on the compelling issues surrounding identity."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Identity economics : how our identities shape our work, wages, and well-being /

by Akerlof, George A | Kranton, Rachel E.

Publisher: Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2010Description: vi, 185 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction - Identity economics - Identity and norms in utility - Where we fit into today's economics - Identity and the economics of organizations - Identity and the economics of education - Gender and work - Race and minority poverty - Identity economics and economic methodology - Conclusion, and five ways identity changes economics.Summary: Identity Economics provides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities--and not just economic incentives--influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong. Identity, she argued, was the missing element that would help to explain why people--facing the same economic circumstances--would make different choices. This was the beginning of a fourteen-year collaboration--and of Identity Economics.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Redistribution or recognition? : a political-philosophical exchange /

by Fraser, Nancy | Honneth, Axel.

Publisher: London, U.K. Verso 2003Description: [ix], 276 p. ; 23 cm.Online Access: Link to publisher website Summary: A debate between two leading theorists on the relation of redistribution to recognition. “Recognition” has become a veritable keyword of our time, but its relation to “redistribution” remains undertheorized. This volume remedies the lacuna by staging a sustained debate between two philosophers, one North American, the other European, who hold different views of the matter. Highly attuned to contemporary politics, the exchange between Nancy Fraser and Axel Honneth constitutes a rigorous dialogue on moral philosophy, social theory, and the best way to conceptualize capitalist society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The apology /

Publisher: 2008Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: (1)

Victorian Stolen Generations Taskforce : report to Victorian Government April 2003. /

by Victorian Stolen Generations Taskforce.

Publisher: Department for Victorian Communities 2003Description: 91 p. : ill.Notes: May 2003 Chairperson : Jim BergAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Work, place and identity : the salience of work for residents in six neighbourhoods /

by Crisp, Richard | Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Regional Economic nd Social Research.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Regional Economic and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This working paper explores the relationship between work, place and identity in six low-income neighbourhoods across Britain. The purpose of the research is threefold. Firstly, it seeks to understand perceptions of the landscape of economic opportunity facing individuals living in particular places. Secondly, it examines the significance of work within individual lives and the impact it has upon financial and emotional well-being. Thirdly, it considers the extent to which individuals make comparative assessments of working status with other residents and the way in which this serves to produce social distinctions within neighbourhoods.Availability: (1)

Youth identity and migration : culture, values and social connectedness /

by Mansouri, Fethi (ed.).

Publisher: Altona, Vic. Common Ground Publishing 2009Description: xvi, 226 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Summary: The key objective of this book is to explore identity and wellbeing among young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. The chapters collectively explore some of the most critical issues in research into second-generation migrants, namely identity formation, social connectedness and the role of social policy and intervention in dealing with these complex issues. The book also focuses on the problematised nature of certain migrant groups, such as Muslim youth in the West. The book consists of thirteen chapters organised around three broad thematic sections, namely: migrant youth identity and social connectedness, focusing on cultural adaptation and wellbeing among migrant youth; global and educational perspectives on the social experiences of migrant youth, focusing in particular on comparative insights from Australia, France and the US; and the interaction of migrant youth with new media and its implications for social connectedness.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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