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Rose, Deborah Bird 1946-

Works: 129 works in 245 publications in 1 language and 4,206 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Biography  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Other, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: GN667.N6, 305.89915
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Most widely held works about Deborah Bird Rose
Most widely held works by Deborah Bird Rose
Wild dog dreaming : love and extinction by Deborah Bird Rose( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild Dog Dreaming explores what constitutes an ethical relationship with nonhuman others. Deborah Bird Rose asks whether we, as humans, are capable of loving and caring for the animals and plants that are disappearing in a cascade of extinctions. An inspiration for Roseand a touchstone throughout her bookis the endangered dingo of Australia
Dislocating the frontier : essaying the mystique of the outback by Deborah Bird Rose( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frontier is one of the most pervasive concepts underlying the production of national identity in Australia. Recently it has become a highly contested domain in which visions of nationhood are argued out through analysis of frontier conflict. Dislocating the Frontier departs from this contestation and takes a critical approach to the frontier imagination in Australia. The authors of this book work with frontier theory in comparative and unsettling modes. The essays reveal diverse aspects of frontier images and dreams - as manifested in performance, decolonising domains, language, and cross-cultural encounters. Dislocating the Frontier takes readers beyond the notion of a progressive or disastrous frontier to a more radical rethinking of the frontier imagination itself
Dingo makes us human : life and land in an aboriginal Australian culture by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aboriginal people are essential figures in White Australia's mythology, and as such are often represented as being intrinsic to the past. Nevertheless their role in the future is widely perceived as being irrelevant and the much publicised images of the squalor and misery of contemporary Aboriginal communities often serve to further alienate European Australia from Aboriginal Australia. Debbie Bird Rose's highly original ethnography of the people of the Victoria River Valley in the Northern Territory fulfils what she sees as anthropology's basic purpose: to emphasise our shared humanity. In Dingo Makes Us Human, members of several Aboriginal communities recount their stories, stories which bring the past and present, the specific and general and the individual and collective into a shared matrix. The study has a firm historical grounding, describing the decimation and subjugation of the Aboriginal people in the region following white colonisation. In 1883, Victoria River Downs was the largest cattle station in the world and 4-5,000 Aboriginal people lived in its surrounding area; by 1939, 187 people remained, complete tribes and languages having been destroyed. This nightmarish history is recounted by the Yarralin people, yet the author ensures that they be viewed as survivors who have creatively maintained their culture. Dr Rose's approach is largely dialogic. Her analysis encompasses religion, philosophy, politics, ecology and kinship, explaining the ideas contained within the people's stories and their philosophies of life. Debbie Bird Rose lived for two years with the Yarralin community, and her lucid descriptions of the Dreaming as both a model and celebration of life, and of the network of identities which link people to each other and to the world in which they live, demonstrate the extent of her understanding of and empathy with the Yarralin people. The book's boldly direct and personal approach will be illuminating for readers lacking a sophisticated anthropological background and its insight of great value to experienced anthropologists
Extinction studies : stories of time, death, and generations by Cary Wolfe( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extinction Studies focuses on the entangled ecological and social dimensions of extinction, exploring the ways in which extinction catastrophically interrupts life-giving processes of time, death, and generations. The volume opens up important philosophical questions about our place in, and obligations to, a more-than-human world. Drawing on fieldwork, philosophy, literature, history, and a range of other perspectives, each of the chapters in this book tells a unique extinction story that explores what extinction is, what it means, why it matters--and to whom. -- Provided by publisher
Country of the heart : an indigenous Australian homeland by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photography of Australian flora, fauna, and landscapes accompanied by texts on Aboriginal life and customs
Reports from a wild country : ethics for decolonisation by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reports from a wild country explores some of Australia's major ethical challenges. Written in the midst of rapid social and environmental change and in a time of uncertainty and division, it offers powerful stories and arguments for ethical choice and commitment. The focus is on reconciliation between Indigenous and 'Settler' peoples, and with nature."--Pub. desc
Hidden histories : black stories from Victoria River Downs, Humbert River, and Wave Hill Stations by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact history of Victoria River Downs, Wave Hill and Humbert River Stations based on Aboriginal oral accounts; brief outline of Prehistory, traditional culture and territorial groupings (Ngarinman, Mudbura, Bilinara, Ngaliwurru, Karangpurru, Wardaman, Gurindji, Malngin); Captain Cook mythology and the contradictions of the early settlement; case studies of killings examined; role of police and police trackers; destruction of the Karangpurru and Nyiwanawu; Humbert River Mudbura Aboriginal Reserve; Aboriginal perception of social justice; wages and unionism; Vesteys and Borril labour and production management; effects of Welfare policies; station violence, interpersonal relations and sexual conflict; accounts of working lives on stations; demographic estimates; impact of the Wave Hill strike (1966); the Gibb Committee; establishment of Daguragu, Yarralin, Lingara, and Pigeon Hole communities; Stokes Range, Timber Creek, Kidman Springs - Jasper Gorge, Bilinara land claims
Aboriginal Australians and Christian missions : ethnographic and historical studies( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers on the impact of Christian missions on the lives of Aboriginal peoples, and the Aboriginal response to Christianity
Manifesto for living in the anthropocene by Katherine Gibson( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recent 10,000 year history of climatic stability on Earth that enabled the rise of agriculture and domestication, the growth of cities, numerous technological revolutions, and the emergence of modernity is now over. We accept that in the latest phase of this era, modernity is unmaking the stability that enabled its emergence. Over the 21st century severe and numerous weather disasters, scarcity of key resources, major changes in environments, enormous rates of extinction, and other forces that threaten life are set to increase. But we are deeply worried that current responses to these challenges are focused on market-driven solutions and thus have the potential to further endanger our collective commons. Today public debate is polarized. On one hand we are confronted with the immobilizing effects of knowing "the facts" about climate change. On the other we see a powerful will to ignorance and the effects of a pernicious collaboration between climate change skeptics and industry stakeholders. Clearly, to us, the current crisis calls for new ways of thinking and producing knowledge. Our collective inclination has been to go on in an experimental and exploratory mode, in which we refuse to foreclose on options or jump too quickly to "solutions." In this spirit we feel the need to acknowledge the tragedy of anthropogenic climate change. It is important to tap into the emotional richness of grief about extinction and loss without getting stuck on the "blame game." Our research must allow for the expression of grief and mourning for what has been and is daily being lost. But it is important to adopt a reparative rather than a purely critical stance toward knowing. Might it be possible to welcome the pain of "knowing" if it led to different ways of working with non-human others, recognizing a confluence of desire across the human/non-human divide and the vital rhythms that animate the world? Our discussions have focused on new types of ecological economic thinking and ethical practices of living. We are interested in: Resituating humans within ecological systems Resituating non-humans in ethical terms Systems of survival that are resilient in the face of change Diversity and dynamism in ecologies and economies Ethical responsibility across space and time, between places and in the future Creating new ecological economic narratives. Starting from the recognition that there is no "one size fits all" response to climate change, we are concerned to develop an ethics of place that appreciates the specificity and richness of loss and potentiality. While connection to earth others might be an overarching goal, it will be to certain ecologies, species, atmospheres and materialities that we actually connect. We could see ourselves as part of country, accepting the responsibility not forgotten by Indigenous people all over the world, of "singing" country into health. This might mean cultivating the capacity for deep listening to each other, to the land, to other species and thereby learning to be affected and transformed by the body-world we are part of; seeing the body as a center of animation but not the ground of a separate self; renouncing the narcissistic defense of omnipotence and an equally narcissistic descent into despair. We think that we can work against singular and global representations of "the problem" in the face of which any small, multiple, place-based action is rendered hopeless. We can choose to read for difference rather than dominance; think connectivity rather than hyper-separation; look for multiplicity - multiple climate changes, multiple ways of living with earth others. We can find ways forward in what is already being done in the here and now; attend to the performative effects of any analysis; tell stories in a hopeful and open way - allowing for the possibility that life is dormant rather than dead. We can use our critical capacities to recover our rich traditions of counter-culture and theorize them outside the mainstream/alternative binary. All these ways of thinking and researching give rise to new strategies for going forward. Think of the chapters of this book as tentative hoverings, as the fluttering of butterfly wings, scattering germs of ideas that can take root and grow."--Publisher's website
Nourishing terrains : Australian Aboriginal views of landscape and wilderness by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "is a study of indigenous peoples' relationships to their homelands. Deborah Bird Rose explores indigenous realms of sacred geography, Dreaming ecology, land management, and the convergence of human and ecological rights. Drawing on song and poetry as well as on explanation and analysis, this book shows how Aboriginal 'countries' are known and loved, sung and recounted, owned and cared for to promote life. Formerly the hundreds of indigenous countries of Australia were interconnected and dependent on each other for the maintenance of life. Today, although fragmented and damaged, the nourishing terrains of Aboriginal Australia offer a unique possibility for human and ecological reconciliation."--Jacket
The shape of the Dreaming : the cultural significance of Victoria River rock art by Darrell Lewis( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic context of art; contemporaneity of Dreaming; interrelatedness of country, custodians, Dreaming and ceremony; responsibilities for effective consultation; recommendations for protection of local art
Country in flames : proceedings of the 1994 Symposium on Biodiversity and Fire in North Australia by Symposium on Biodiversity and Fire in North Australia( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from the Symposium carry common theme of importance of accepting fire as an integral part of Australian habitat; need to learn from the Indigenous people, from local experience and from science; papers annotated separately
Indigenous customary law and the courts : post-modern ethics and legal pluralism by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines key concepts and the process of Aboriginal customary law - trouble, payback, the human body; discusses situations where Indigenous people turn to the Anglo-Australian legal system
Tracking knowledge in North Australian landscapes : studies in indigenous and settler ecological knowledge systems( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ten essays originally presented at the Northern Landscape Symposium Dec 1996; knowledge systems and their interaction with landscape; essays by Rose, Arthur, Gil, Deveraux, Tarran, Jackson, Walsh, Lucas and Allen annotated separately
Ned Kelly died for our sins by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Indigenous kinship with the natural world in New South Wales by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The main aim of the project was to describe and explain the place of totemism in Aboriginal culture(s) in NSW both in the present day and over the last 213 years ... The project also aimed to assist agencies such as NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service to understand and recognise the relationship between land management and totemism."--Project summary
Ethnobotany in the Bungles by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claiming title : Australian aboriginal artists and the land( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and land claims by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and reconciliation in the forest : a study in decolonisation by Deborah Bird Rose( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper takes up the challenge of our position in 'new world' settler societies and seeks a decolonising form of situated justice that brings reconciliation between settlers and Indigenous people together with reconciliation with nature. The paper examines a case study of a fight for a forest in New South Wales. It is a story of an Aboriginal sacred site, of reconciliation, and of alternatives to the status quo that exist in contested places such as forests. It shows us how to imagine alternative futures, and thus how we might work step by step toward decolonisation."; protecting Mount Dromedary from logging by the Forestry Commission of New South Wales by the Umbarra people in 1989
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Wild dog dreaming : love and extinction
Dislocating the frontier : essaying the mystique of the outbackDingo makes us human : life and land in an aboriginal Australian cultureCountry of the heart : an indigenous Australian homelandReports from a wild country : ethics for decolonisationHidden histories : black stories from Victoria River Downs, Humbert River, and Wave Hill Stations
Alternative Names
Bird Rose, Deborah.

Bird Rose, Deborah 1946-

Rose, D. 1946-

Rose, Debbie

Rose, Deborah B.

ローズ, デボラ・B

ローズ, デボラ・バード

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