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Aborigine Essay

275 words - 2 pages

Langton, M., 'The Politics of Aboriginal Representation', In: Well IHeard it on the Radio and I saw it on the Television, Australian FilmCommission, North Sydney, 1993, pp. 23-43This citation articulates the limitations of Aboriginal representationsin various works of media anticipated by an, '...absence of critical theoryand knowledge of..' (Para 2) Aboriginal ...view middle of the document...

Through the author's reference to Kaplansarticles, the reader is exposed to the requirement for culturalconnectives and Western appreciation through conveying, 'political' and'aesthetic' issues, relevant to Indigenous Australians within media. Theauthor implores the placement of Indigenous Australians in communalassociations within the film industry, whilst identifying the Westernassumption of the 'undifferentiated other' producing the juvenilepresumption that being Aboriginal gives increased comprehension andtherefore increased representation. Therefore, Langdon encourages theneed to draw upon Aboriginal and Western views and well as those of ahistorical nature. This text was useful in identifying various concernsand avenues for advancement in regards to Aboriginal representationwithin the media. (148 words)

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