Unit description

Aims to explain the various roles of Indigenous Australian cultural expressions that have maintained Indigenous cultures in pre- and post-invasion Australian societies. The unit seeks to investigate the interaction between Indigenous and non-Indigenous expressions and to challenge dominant processes of Indigenous exploitation.

Unit content

Topic 1 Overview
Topic 2 Indigenous Australians and the media
Topic 3 Indigenous intellectual and cultural property rights
Topic 4 Orality: oral literature
Topic 5 Iconography: Visual literature
Topic 6 Ritual: dramatic literature

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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