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Title: Indigenous Exotic: Cosmopolitan Dingoes and Brumbies
Contributor(s): McDougall, Russell J  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1163/9789004300668_011
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Abstract: For historical reasons as well as strategic political purposes the deployment of indigeneity as a category of identity across the human world varies enormously. This has led to a number of confusions about what indigeneity is, and hence who its legitimate subscribers are. In some contexts indigeneity emerges as a competitive rather than a collaborative project. To complicate matters further, indigeneity is a category of identification that applies to animal and botanical subjects as well as human-animal. In this essay, a cosmopolitan and posthuman perspective is opened on the question of introduced and indigenous species. Working through two case studies of indigeneity and exoticism -the Australian dingo (wild dog) and the Australian brumby (wild horse)- the essay re-imagines indigeneity as a category of identity not restricted to but crucially enabling of what it means to be human.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Vernacular Worlds, Cosmopolitan Imagination, p. 183-217
Publisher: Brill
Place of Publication: Leiden, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789004300644
Field of Research (FOR): 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Cross/​Cultures. Readings in the Post/​Colonial Literatures in English
Series Number : 181
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