A good idea that went wrong’: The rise and fall of two Aboriginal licensed clubs in northern Australia
Using interviews with protagonists and documentary sources, this seminar examines the development of two licensed social clubs that were designed to inculcate responsible drinking practices for their Aboriginal clientele. The Murrinh Patha Social Club at Wadeye was designed by well-meaning Catholic missionaries in the late 1970s, in a post-prohibition effort to teach moderation in a safe environment and the Tyeweretye Social Club in Alice Springs was established in the early 1990s for very similar reasons.
The Vexed Link Between Social Capital and Social Mobility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Overcoming the vast socio-economic disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians is a long-standing social policy objective; one shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from around the nation. Goal achievement will require Indigenous individuals and households to be social mobile, a process integrally involved with social capital, existing and requisite. There is almost no research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social mobility or its attendant social capital connections.
Lean methods offer a model for translating Closing the Gap policies to the real world that is both efficient and allows genuine partnership with community stakeholders. It focuses on validated learning, flexibility and adaptation to local needs, rather than implementing a fixed (often redundant) plan.
Anthropologist Arturo Escobar argues in Territories of Difference that political ecology should not be viewed solely as a two-pronged conflict between economics and ecology but as a conflict that includes another important dimension, namely the cultural.
I will give a brief overview of two papers using experimental methods to examine charitable giving in Australia. The first paper investigates the role of ethnicity in paternalistic giving. I present a charitable giving experiment where donors have a choice to donate to one of three recipient types, including an Indigenous Australia recipient. I find that altruism is paternalistic, even when paternalism is costly, with almost 60 per cent of donors willing to pay to restrict how a donation can be spent when given the opportunity.
Experimental governance in Australian Indigenous Affairs: From Coombs to Pearson via Rowse and the competing principles
This seminar examines the different meanings attached to empowerment by the Cape York Welfare Reform Trial in Aboriginal Australia and the Community Development Agency Development Education Training program in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Both programs seek to address deteriorating social conditions, and see passive dependence as a primary cause. Both aim to rebuild social norms through restoration of Indigenous authority and access to the means to have independent income. Colonisation forms a common context for their use of the language of empowerment.
Please join us for the launch of A History of Canberra by Nicholas Brown.
The book will be launched by Geoff Page.
Thursday August 7
5.45 for 6.00pm
Telephone 6295 6723 or
Kim Doyle: Archipelagos of Peace: An Oral History of Australian Peacekeeping in Bougainville, East Timor and Solomon Islands 1997–2006
After briefly defining and detailing the nature of racism, this presentation will describe the Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity (LEAD) program which was initiative by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation to build the evidence and knowledge base for reducing race-based discrimination and supporting diversity, including exploring the relationship between anxiety, depression and racial discrimination.
On October 26, 2013, the Saudi YouTube production company C3 released ‘No Woman, No Drive’ to coincide with a major protest against the ban on women driving in the Kingdom. The video, based on Bob Marley’s song, ‘No woman, No Cry’, addresses the issue of women’s driving directly and has earned over 12 million hits on YouTube.
In the wake of the on-going NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan, many analysts have been speculating how it could affect Central Asia and Tajikistan more specifically. While this is an important question, the “Afghanistan factor” has also tended to overshadow ethno-religious ruptures and local conflicts in Tajikistan that are of the country’s own doing, for example, the conflict in Gorno-Badakhshan, situated along the Afghan border in the eastern part of the republic.
In the fraught case of East Jerusalem, the concept of biopolitics offers fresh insight equally into Israeli efforts to manage the city and into the scope for non-violent Palestinian resistance. The broader significance of the project lies in the capacity of biopolitics to present a fresh conceptualization of post-Oslo Israel/Palestine, shedding new light on the demographic dimensions of the conflict.
In 2010, the G20 set up an Anti-Corruption Working Group to identify priority actions and monitor their implementation. A key priority of the G20 is to prevent corrupt officials from accessing the global financial system and from laundering the proceeds of corruption.
In 2015 Magna Carta celebrates its 800th anniversary. It is a timely moment to look back and see how successive generations have utilised and understood the foundational document of British history.
Dr Laurajane Smith,
ARC Future Fellow, School of Archaeology & Anthropology,
The Australian National University,
Larry Saha Room 2175 Haydon-Allen Building
Dr Brian R. Cook, Department of Resource Management and Geography, School of Land and Environment, University of Melbourne,
Larry Saha Seminar Room 2175, Level 2, Haydon-Allen Building, The Australian National University,
Macquarie University, Larry Saha Seminar Room 2175, Level 2, Haydon-Allen Building,
The Australian National University,
The Caliph, the Imam and the mates: Cyber Islam and the formation of second generation migrant's national identity in Australia
Ghada Wadeisa, PhD Candidate,
School of Sociology, ANU,
Larry Saha Room, Haydon Allen Building #2175