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Author Bargallie, Debbie, author

Title Unmasking the racial contract : Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service / Debbie Bargallie
Published Acton, ACT : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2020


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 W'PONDS  305.89915 Bar/Utr  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Summary Growing numbers of Indigenous people in Australia are entering historically white, structurally racist workplaces. This book is a study of one such workplace: the Australian Public Service. Bargallie shows that despite claims of fairness, inclusion, opportunity, respect and racial equality for all, Indigenous employees continue to languish on the lower rungs of the Australian Public Service employment ladder. By showing how racism is normalised in white institutions, Bargallie aims to help us see and understand -- and ultimately challenge -- racism. Written from an Indigenous standpoint, it uses 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, amd she applies critical race theory to unmask the racial contract that underpins the 'absent presence' of racism in the Australian Public Service. Bargallie provides an important counter-narrative to the pervasive myth of meritocracy, and encourages readers to consider the effects of the racial contract in colonial-colonised relations in Australia more broadly
Analysis Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander content
Notes Title from title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes All rights are reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any informationstorage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. The Australian Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) allows a maximum of one chapter or 10 per cent of this book, whichever is the greater , to be photocopied by any educational institution for its education purposes provided that the educational institution (or body that administers it) has given a remuneration notice tothe copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Act
© Debbie Bargallie, 2020
Subject Civil service -- Minority employment -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Employment
Racism in the workplace -- Australia
Public service employment -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
Race discrimination -- Australia
Australia -- Officials and employees
Australia -- Race relations
Genre/Form Indigenous collection
Indigenous Heritage
Indigenous collection
ISBN 9781925302653 (paperback)
Other Titles Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service