Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Emma Kowal


In Australia, a 'tribe' of white, middle-class, revolutionary execs is actively operating to enhance the lives of Indigenous humans. This e-book explores what occurs whilst well-meaning humans, supported via the country, try and aid with no harming. 'White anti-racists' locate themselves trapped via unending ambiguities, contradictions, and double binds - a microcosm of the wider dilemmas of postcolonial societies. those dilemmas are fueled by way of pressure among the dual wants of equality and distinction: to make Indigenous humans statistically kind of like non-Indigenous humans (to 'close the gap') whereas at the same time retaining their 'cultural' uniqueness. This pressure lies on the center of failed improvement efforts in Indigenous groups, ethnic minority populations and the worldwide South. This booklet explains why doing sturdy is so demanding, and the way it can be performed differently. 

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