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, innovative execs is actively operating to enhance the lives of Indigenous humans. This booklet explores what occurs while well-meaning humans, supported by way of the nation, try to support with no harming. 'White anti-racists' locate themselves trapped through never-ending ambiguities, contradictions, and double binds - a microcosm of the wider dilemmas of postcolonial societies. those dilemmas are fueled through pressure among the dual wishes of equality and distinction: to make Indigenous humans statistically almost like non-Indigenous humans (to 'close the gap') whereas at the same time retaining their 'cultural' strong point. This pressure lies on the center of failed improvement efforts in Indigenous groups, ethnic minority populations and the worldwide South. This publication explains why doing sturdy is so challenging, and the way it may be performed differently. 

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