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Working the gap: Negotiating private troubles, public issues in northern territory indigenous Australia

Richardson, Frances and Kelly, Stephanie (2015). Working the gap: Negotiating private troubles, public issues in northern territory indigenous Australia. The International Journal of Diverse Identities,14(1):1-7.

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IRMA ID 84377429xPUB21
Title Working the gap: Negotiating private troubles, public issues in northern territory indigenous Australia
Author Richardson, Frances
Kelly, Stephanie
Journal Name The International Journal of Diverse Identities
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 1
ISSN 2327-7866   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84930635494
Start Page 1
End Page 7
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication United States
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract This paper offers a consideration of culture and the way it informs health and education policy in Northern Territory settings concerned with 'closing the gap' in services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The authors argue that culture is drawn upon to construct essentialist or binary relationships and is in turn, mediated by a 'glossed over' cross cultural, or cultural sensitivity approach to education in the fields of Indigenous education and health. Sociology offers a framework for negotiating practice in the gap between ideology and identity. Both authors bring their New Zealand research and practice experience to this analysis as they do to their work in these fields, first in New Zealand and now in the Northern Territory; drawing upon the Treaty of Waitangi, difference, cultural safety and cultural sensitivity approaches to education to argue their position.
Keywords Identity
Culture
Indigenous
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