The Resource Dystopia in the desert : the silent culture of Australia's remotest Aboriginal communities, Tadhgh Purtill

Dystopia in the desert : the silent culture of Australia's remotest Aboriginal communities, Tadhgh Purtill

Label
Dystopia in the desert : the silent culture of Australia's remotest Aboriginal communities
Title
Dystopia in the desert
Title remainder
the silent culture of Australia's remotest Aboriginal communities
Statement of responsibility
Tadhgh Purtill
Title variation
Silent culture of Australia's remotest Aboriginal communities
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Ngaanyatjarra Lands, deep in Western Australia, are home to the country’s most remote Aboriginal communities. Beset by social problems, the communities and their residents are detached from mainstream Australia by factors of distance and culture. But the Ngaanyatjarra region remains obscure for other reasons. Its peculiar operational culture, which arises from the curious relationship between community members and whitefella staff, has become almost impossible for mainstream Australians – including bureaucrats and academics – to understand. This study, written by a former community manager, is the first of its kind. It lays bare the strange ways of the Ngaanyatjarra region. It takes in psychological, economic, political and anthropological aspects of the community system, and reveals a self-sustaining and possibly unreformable situation. The region, the author claims, has surpassed the merely ‘dysfunctional’: it has become a disturbing independent society, characterised by a negative coherency and a dystopian functionality. This is an in-depth look at the odd and alternative world of Australia’s Western Desert." -- Back cover
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purtill, Tadhgh
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Community life
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Ngaanyatjarra (Australian people)
  • Community life
  • Deserts
  • Ngaanyatjarra (Australian people)
Label
Dystopia in the desert : the silent culture of Australia's remotest Aboriginal communities, Tadhgh Purtill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Complexity and dysfunction -- Part II: Community governance, management and staff -- Part III: The operational culture and environment -- Part IV: The dystopia in the desert
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 267 pages
Isbn
9781925333862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, charts
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Dystopia in the desert : the silent culture of Australia's remotest Aboriginal communities, Tadhgh Purtill
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Complexity and dysfunction -- Part II: Community governance, management and staff -- Part III: The operational culture and environment -- Part IV: The dystopia in the desert
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 267 pages
Isbn
9781925333862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, charts
Specific material designation
regular print

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