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Indigenous Networks
Mobility, Connections and Exchange

Edited By

Jane Carey


Jane Lydon

ISBN 9780367208721
Published May 23, 2019 by Routledge
312 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited collection argues for the importance of recovering Indigenous participation within global networks of imperial power and wider histories of "transnational" connections. It takes up a crucial challenge for new imperial and transnational histories: to explore the historical role of colonized and subaltern communities in these processes, and their legacies in the present. Bringing together prominent and emerging scholars who have begun to explore Indigenous networks and "transnational" encounters, and to consider the broader significance of "extra-local" connections, exchanges and mobility for Indigenous peoples, this work engages closely with some of the key historical scholarship on transnationalism and the networks of European imperialism. Chapters deploy a range of analytic scales, including global, regional and intra-Indigenous networks, and methods, including histories of ideas and cultural forms and biography, as well as exploring contemporary legacies. In drawing these perspectives together, this book charts an important new direction in research.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Indigenous Networks: Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Connections  Jane Carey and Jane Lydon  Part I: Imperial Networks from the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Colonial Governance, Humanitarianism and Indigenous Experience  1. The Slave-Owner and the Settler  Catherine Hall  2. Indigenous Engagements with Humanitarian Governance: The Port Phillip Protectorate of Aborigines and "Humanitarian Space"  Alan Lester  3. "The Lying Name of ‘Government’": Empire, Mobility and Political Rights  Ann Curthoys  Part II: Mobility, Hybridity and Networks: Indigenous Lives and Legacies  4. "The Singular Transcultural Space": Networks of Ships, Mariners, Voyagers and "Native" Men at Sea, 1790–1870  Lynette Russell  5. Indigenous Interlocutors: Networks of Imperial Protest and Humanitarianism in the Mid-Nineteenth Century  Zoë Laidlaw  6. Picturing Macassan-Australian Histories: Odoardo Beccari’s 1873 Photographs of the "Orang-Mereghi" and Indigenous Authenticity  Jane Lydon  7. "Mr. Moses Goes to England": Twentieth-Century Mobility and Networks at the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario  Cecilia Morgan  8. A "Happy Blending"?: Maori Networks, Anthropology and "Native" Policy in New Zealand, the Pacific and Beyond  Jane Carey  Part III: Indigenous Networks, Activism and Transnational Exchanges: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present  9. Contesting the Empire of Paper: Cultures of Print and Anti-Colonialism in the Modern British Empire  Tony Ballantyne  10. Geographies of Solidarity and the Black Political Diaspora in London Before 1914  Caroline Bressey  11. Marching to a Different Beat: The Influence of the International Black Diaspora on Aboriginal Australia  John Maynard  12. 50 Years of Indigeneity: Legacies and Possibilities  Ravi de Costa  Epilogue: Indigenising Transnationalism? Challenges for New Imperial and Cosmopolitan Histories  Jane Carey

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Jane Carey is a lecturer in history at the University of Wollongong.

Jane Lydon is the inaugural Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2010–14) at the University of Western Australia.