Women bashing: an urban Aboriginal perspective

Lucashenko, Melissa and Best, Odette (1995) Women bashing: an urban Aboriginal perspective. Social Alternatives , 14 (1). pp. 19-22. ISSN 0155-0306

Abstract

ABORIGINAL people in urbanised Australia experience violence on a daily basis. This violence ranges from the psychological (the covert hostility of the corner shop, the denial of the Aboriginality of fair-skinned or urban Blacks) through to the physical brutality of the criminal justice system. For Aboriginal women and children this daily violence is not only public but also has a private, B1ack-on-B1ack dimension. The Aboriginal home may be some refuge from the slights of white Australia but this is cold comfort to women for whom being 'flogged up' by their partners is so ordinary an event as to be unremarkable.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 06:35
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 06:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: aboriginal women; domestic violence; feminism; colonialism
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29487

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