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Talkin' Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism (review)

Talkin' Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism (review) 474 the contemporary pacific • fall 2003 women” (xxi). As an example, Talkin’ Up to the White Woman: Moreton-Robinson reveals how the Indigenous Women and Feminism, by invisibility of Indigenous peoples in Aileen Moreton-Robinson. St Lucia, Australia is a direct result of the insti- qld: University of Queensland Press, tutionalization of whiteness, which, 2002. Originally printed in 2000. by naturalizing the presence of white isbn 0 –7022– 3134–7; xxv + 234 foreigners on aboriginal lands, erases pages, notes, bibliography, index. the history of European genocide a$22.00. committed against Aboriginal peoples. Dispossession, domination, and In her introduction to Talkin’ Up to domestication were the three prongs the White Woman, Aileen Moreton- of the first stage of colonization, Robinson explains that her book is which included, almost as a by-prod- “an extension of my communal uct, the most vicious kinds of murder, responsibilities” because she is and psychopathic mutilations such as “representing an Indigenous stand- castration and the uses of men’s scro- point within Australian feminism” tums for tobacco pouches and infants’ (xvi). This refusal to abide by the heads for polo balls. academic fiction of an uninvolved The clearing of the continent for researcher gives notice that a refresh- European http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Talkin' Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 15 (2) – Aug 7, 2003

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Copyright © 2003 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

474 the contemporary pacific • fall 2003 women” (xxi). As an example, Talkin’ Up to the White Woman: Moreton-Robinson reveals how the Indigenous Women and Feminism, by invisibility of Indigenous peoples in Aileen Moreton-Robinson. St Lucia, Australia is a direct result of the insti- qld: University of Queensland Press, tutionalization of whiteness, which, 2002. Originally printed in 2000. by naturalizing the presence of white isbn 0 –7022– 3134–7; xxv + 234 foreigners on aboriginal lands, erases pages, notes, bibliography, index. the history of European genocide a$22.00. committed against Aboriginal peoples. Dispossession, domination, and In her introduction to Talkin’ Up to domestication were the three prongs the White Woman, Aileen Moreton- of the first stage of colonization, Robinson explains that her book is which included, almost as a by-prod- “an extension of my communal uct, the most vicious kinds of murder, responsibilities” because she is and psychopathic mutilations such as “representing an Indigenous stand- castration and the uses of men’s scro- point within Australian feminism” tums for tobacco pouches and infants’ (xvi). This refusal to abide by the heads for polo balls. academic fiction of an uninvolved The clearing of the continent for researcher gives notice that a refresh- European

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