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Trapped in the Gap free pdf In Australia, a "tribe" of white, middle-class, progressive professionals is actively working to improve the lives of Indigenous people. This book explores what happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to help without harming. "White anti-racists" find themselves trapped by endless ambiguities, contradictions, and double binds - a microcosm of the broader dilemmas of postcolonial societies. These dilemmas are fueled by tension between the twin desires of equality and difference: to "close the gap," and to make indigenous people statistically the same as non-indigenous people while maintaining their distinctiveness. This tension lies at the heart of failed development efforts in indigenous communities, ethnic minority populations and the global South. This book explains why doing good is so hard, and how it could be done differently.

About Emma Kowal

Emma Kowal is Associate Professor in Anthropology at Deakin University, Melbourne. She has previously worked as a medical doctor and public health researcher in Indigenous health settings. Kowal is co-editor of Moving Anthropology: Critical Indigenous Studies and Force, Movement, Intensity: The Newtonian Imagination in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and her research has been published in numerous journals.

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Author : Emma Kowal
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Data Published : 01 March 2015
ISBN : 1782385991
EAN : 9781782385998
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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