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Rock pools of critical thought : finding a place to think through my higher degree and what a PhD was all about
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Bronwyn FredericksBronwyn Fredericks
The rock pools, salt pans, cliffs and bluffs, and the banks of the Coorooman and Pumpkin Creeks within Darumbal and Woppaburra Country are used as a backdrop in this paper, which offers an exploration of one woman’s quest to undertake her PhD and develop as an Indigenous scholar. The paper describes this Country and the use of Country to nourish, develop, stimulate and support the intellect. It draws on Australian and international literature to demonstrate the intellectual growth and development of Indigenous scholars. The paper offers a highly personal narrative of intellectual journeying which shows how we can be agents of change and power in our individual lives, even while power is being exercised over us and we are being oppressed and marginalised as Indigenous peoples.
Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)
Number of Pages12
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External Author AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology; TBA Research Institute;