This unit uses the theoretical concept of 'Lifeworlds' to frame an exploration of the life worlds of Indigenous peoples globally: across cultural, social being and doing of Indigenous peoples at the local (palawa/pakana)Tasmania, national (Noongar), Western Australia and international (Navajo (Dine), Native American level. Students will gain knowledge of Indigenous lifeworlds through engagement with Indigenous perspectives, Indigenous scholars and Elders. The concept of the 'Lifeworld' frames our analysis of Indigenous peoples' contemporary social, cultural, political and economic realities. All three peoples, palawa, Noongar and Navajo (Dine), are distinct socially, culturally and historically and this distinctiveness is a central element of the unit. Indigenous life worlds also includes the lived reality of being colonised minorities within their traditional lands, and this shared position is also explored within the unit. A core goal of the unit is for students to understand their own Lifeworld and how it locates them in relation to Indigenous peoples, within and without their own nation state. The unit prioritises Indigenous scholarship and perspectives in its theoretical and empirical development and draws from the disciplines of sociology, education, political science and Indigenous studies. Undertaking this unit will prepare students for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their future professional lives and also provide a more generic cultural competency for working with people from cultural backgrounds different to their own.
|Unit name||Indigenous Lifeworlds: local to the global|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|Riawunna|
Prof. Maggie Walter and Jacob Prehn
Jacob Prehn, Jodi Haines, Ricky Maynard, Caroline Spotswood, Huw Peacock
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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1-2 Hour Lecture and 1 hour tutorial weekly
Three assessments. Assessment 1: Online interpretive task 20% Assessment 2: Case Study 40% Assessment 3: Learnings Portfolio 40%
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