Indigenous Knowledge

Australian Perspectives

Marcia Langton, Aaron Corn, Samuel Curkpatrick
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Indigenous Knowledge

Published

5 November 2024

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9780522880755

Pages

224

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Melbourne University Press

Indigenous Knowledge

Australian Perspectives

Marcia Langton, Aaron Corn, Samuel Curkpatrick
The fundamentalism of Indigenous ways of being and knowing in modern Australia
How are we to live well with others? How can we sustain abundant environments and nourishing cultures? How might connections to place and generations past strengthen our cultural, political and economic futures Indigenous knowledge traditions have been fundamental to human life in Australia for countless generations. They carry understandings of ancestral histories, and exemplify beneficial behaviours for living well on country, managing environmental resources and maintaining social cohesion. Australia has developed collaborative approaches to Indigenous Knowledge research that are unique in the global context. These approaches centre the wisdom of Indigenous knowledge-holders across interdisciplinary fields of enquiry as diverse as medicine, health and wellbeing, social and economic development, environmental management, agriculture and horticulture, history, law and the creative arts. Indigenous Knowledge: Australian Perspectives reveals how Indigenous ways of being and knowing are intricately tied to place, expressed through beauty, and resound with wisdom. It argues that the world's contemporary challenges…
How are we to live well with others? How can we sustain abundant environments and nourishing cultures? How might connections to place and generations past strengthen our cultural, political and economic futures? Indigenous knowledge traditions have been fundamental to human life in Australia for countless generations. They carry understandings of ancestral histories, and exemplify beneficial behaviours for living well on country, managing environmental resources and maintaining social cohesion. Australia has developed collaborative approaches to Indigenous Knowledge research that are unique in the global context. These approaches centre the wisdom of Indigenous knowledge-holders across interdisciplinary fields of enquiry as diverse as medicine, health and wellbeing, social and economic development, environmental management, agriculture and horticulture, history, law and the creative arts. Indigenous Knowledge: Australian Perspectives reveals how Indigenous ways of being and knowing are intricately tied to place, expressed through beauty, and resound with wisdom. It argues that the world's contemporary challenges can be addressed, and socio-environmental diversity sustained, through conversations with both our ancestral pasts and the ancestral futures that we leave behind.

Marcia Langton

Marcia Langton

Professor Marcia Langton AO is a granddaughter of Yiman and Bidjara people in Queensland where she was born and raised. She is qualified as an anthropologist and geographer, and since 2000 has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, and since 2017, has held the role of Associate Provost.

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Aaron Corn

Aaron Corn

Professor Aaron Corn is inaugural director of the Indigenous Knowledge Institute and Coordinator of the Doctor of Philosophy  Indigenous Knowledge degree course at the University of Melbourne. His research collaborations with Indigenous colleagues and communities began in the early 1990s and have fostered meaningful research and teaching partnerships that have promoted greater recognition for Indigenous knowledge holders within universities and beyond. His bestselling book Law: The Way of the Ancestors, co-authored with Marcia…

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Samuel Curkpatrick

Samuel Curkpatrick

Samuel Curkpatrick is a researcher specialising in Australian Indigenous music and philosophical issues of language, epistemology and religion. He has collaborated on music performance and teaching with Yolŋu and Warlpiri ceremonial leaders, exploring creativity and understanding across diverse knowledge traditions. Curkpatrick is a research associate at the Indigenous Knowledge Institute and the Indigenous Studies Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. He completed doctoral studies in ethnomusicology at the…

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