Monday, 15 May 2017

New Book Recommendation: Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download and loan books to a digital bookshelf. Alternatively most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

A title of interest that is relevant to the library as our Eddie Koiki Mabo Art Exhibiton is occuring:

Indigenous archives: The making and unmaking of Aboriginal art edited by Darren Jorgensen and Ian McLean.
Call Number: 704.039915 IND

An extract from the publisher states:

The archive is a source of power. It takes control of the past, deciding which voices will be heard and which won’t, how they will be heard and for what purposes. Indigenous archivists were at work well before the European Enlightenment arrived and began its own archiving. Sometimes at odds, other times not, these two ways of ordering the world have each learned from, and engaged with, the other. Colonialism has been a struggle over archives and its processes as much as anything else.

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