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Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service

Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Bargallie, Dr. Debbie

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Winner of the 2019 Stanner Award Growing numbers of Indigenous people in Australia are entering historically white, structurally racist workplaces. Unmasking the Racial Contract is a study of one such workplace: the Australian Public Service. Bargallie shows that despite efforts ...to be a space of fairness, inclusion, opportunity, respect and racial equality, Indigenous employees in the APS continue to languish on the lower rungs of the institutional ladder. This original and innovative book, written from an Indigenous standpoint, is the first to use race as a key framework to critically examine the discrimination faced by Indigenous employees in an Australian institution. Bargallie provides an insiders perspective, privileging the voices of other Indigenous employees and applying critical auto-ethnography to unmask the 'racial contract' that underpins the 'absent presence' of racism in the Australian Public Service. This racial contract is maintained through the everyday racism that faces Indigenous employees in the workplace. Bargallie provides an important counter-narrative to the pervasive myth of meritocracy, encouraging readers to consider the effects of the racial contract in colonial-colonised relations in Australia more broadly.
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ISBN 9781925302653
Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
108 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781925302653
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Aboriginal Studies Press
Published 1 Jun 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bargallie, Dr. Debbie
Category Cultural Studies
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade