Decolonising settler archives through storytelling: Anna Haebich, ‘Fever in the Archive’, Thesis Eleven, 135, 1, 2016, pp. 82-98 — settler colonial studies blog

Abstract: Biography is a metaphor for this critical study of a major Australian archive that holds the records of government departments responsible for the administration of Aboriginal affairs in Western Australian from 1897 to 1972. This artefact of totalitarian state control is structured by western colonial ontologies of bureaucracy and legislative control of subject people. […]

via Decolonising settler archives through storytelling: Anna Haebich, ‘Fever in the Archive’, Thesis Eleven, 135, 1, 2016, pp. 82-98 — settler colonial studies blog

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