Writing a life with Isabel Flick: An exploration in cross-cultural collaboration

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dc.contributor.author Goodall, H
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:02:31Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11
dc.identifier.citation Public Historian, 2005, 27 (4), pp. 65 - 82
dc.identifier.issn 0272-3433
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1168
dc.description.abstract Public historians work with the explosive content of contested histories when they research collaboratively at community level, where class, cultural, and racial divides intersect. The naïve optimism of the 1970s, which held that oral history methodologies would allow a transparent and unmediated path for minority voices to be heard, has been rightly challenged. In Australia, Indigenous historians rejected the underlying racism of much Anglo-authored work, producing a rich flowering of Indigenous-authored narratives as they reclaimed the right to tell their own stories. Yet the realities of "in-real-life" activism and community work continue to be cross-cultural and multi-racial. How then can the narratives of such cross-cultural experience be written? This essay reviews one collaboration, the life story of Isabel Flick, Indigenous activist and educator, as Isabel co-authored it with Heather Goodall, white Australian academic and activist. Drawing on the work of Michael Frisch and Linda Tuhawai Smith, Goodall argues that the tensions in the process opened up many questions, and perhaps suggested some answers, about the dilemmas of doing and retelling cross-cultural work. ©2005 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1525/tph.2005.27.4.65
dc.title Writing a life with Isabel Flick: An exploration in cross-cultural collaboration
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Public Historian
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 27
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 65 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 82 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 210399 Historical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified
dc.personcode 890007
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Historical Studies not elsewhere classified en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history General Collection (ID: 346) [2015-05-15T14:11:40+10:00]


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