The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World

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Konishi, Shino. (2012). The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World Pickering & Chatto Publishers. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315655444
AuthorsKonishi, Shino
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This is the first historical study of indigenous Australian masculinity. Using the reactions of eighteenth-century western explorers to Aboriginal men, Konishi argues that these encounters were not as negative as has been thought. Instead, a wide range of contemporary sources from colonial explorers is used to present a more nuanced view. Ideas about human difference, nature, 'savagery', sexuality, language and conflict are analysed and assessed. By examining the response to the Aboriginal body within these contexts, Konishi makes a significant contribution to the study of eighteenth-century European thought.

KeywordsAustralia; Aboriginal Australians; masculinity; human body; colonialism; Enlightenment; first contact
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315655444
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© Shino Konishi 2012

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Year01 Jan 2012
PublisherPickering & Chatto Publishers
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
Edition1st
Series The body, gender and culture ; no. 8
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