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This is not a pipe: The treacheries of indigenous housing

Lea, Tess and Pholeros, Paul (2010). This is not a pipe: The treacheries of indigenous housing. Public Culture: society for transnational cultural studies,22(1):187-209.

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IRMA ID 75039815xPUB229
Title This is not a pipe: The treacheries of indigenous housing
Author Lea, Tess
Pholeros, Paul
Journal Name Public Culture: society for transnational cultural studies
Publication Date 2010
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0899-2363   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 187
End Page 209
Total Pages 22
Abstract This essay describes the surreality of Aboriginal housing in Australia, where images reroute remedial concern from the literal conditions toward a pathologization of the indigenous householder. Using governmental data against governmental interpretation, the essay shows how a pragmatic issue of substandard original construction, undersupervised repairs, poor to nonexistent maintenance, and rapid shifts in policy attention is hidden to reinsert householders as the main culprits of substandard living conditions in many Aboriginal communities. A dirty literalism that sees the surreal in the everyday is required to unpack the means and the methods through which such maneuvers are made.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2009-021   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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