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Gray, Geoffrey (Geoffrey G.)

Overview
Works: 33 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 1,266 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Claims 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: GN308.3.A8, 301.0994
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Gray
Scholars at war : Australasian social scientists, 1939-1945 by Geoffrey Gray( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the effect World War II had on careers of Australasian social scientists. It links scholars through geography, transnational, national and personal scholarly networks, and shared intellectual traditions, explores their use, and contextualizes their experiences and contributions within wider examinations of the role of intellectuals in war. It is structured around historical portraits of individual Australasian social scientists. They are not a tight group; rather a cohort of scholars serendipitously involved in and affected by war who share a point of origin. Analyzing practitioners of the social sciences during war brings to the fore specific networks, beliefs and institutions that transcend politically defined spaces. Individual lives help us to make sense of the historical process, helping us illuminate particular events and the larger cultural, social and even political processes of a moment in time."--Publisher's information
A cautious silence : the politics of Australian anthropology by Geoffrey Gray( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first exploration of modern Australian social anthropology which examines the forces that helped shaped its formation. In his new work, Geoffrey Gray reveals the struggle to establish and consolidate anthropology in Australia as an academic discipline. He argues that to do so, anthropologists had to demonstrate that their discipline was the predominant interpreter of Indigenous life. Thus they were able, and called on, to assist government in the control, development and advancement of Indigenous peoples
Abrogating responsibility : Vesteys, anthropology and the future of Aboriginal people by Geoffrey Gray( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II the cattle industry in northern Australia was under stress. It was boom time for business, in particular for large international firms like Vesteys. At the same time they lost stockmen, especially Aboriginal labourers to defence forces, where Aborigines were paid proper wages
Before it's too late : anthropological reflections, 1950-1970( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The immediate post war period ushered in a number of changes which affected the political and social life of Australians, especially Aboriginal Australians, against a backdrop of increased demands for self-government and independence in African and Southeast Asian colonies, the development of human rights conventions and United Nations sponsored campaigns against racism and the like." Anthropologists who worked in Australia between 1950 and 1970 discuss their work during this period
Through a smoky mirror : history and native title( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Ritter, a lawyer working on native title, speaks passionately on the importance of history in native title. He then speaks of the weight of oral as against documentary evidence in a legal setting; and the need for a historiography which demonstrates the continuity of native title in the 'settled south'
Scholars at War : Australasian Social Scientists, 1939-1945 by Christine Winter( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piddington's indiscretion" : Ralph Piddington, the Australian national research council and academic freedom by Geoffrey Gray( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic response to Piddingtons criticism of conditions at LaGrange Bay in 1932; includes Piddingtons copy of Aborigines on cattle stations are in slavery, and other articles and correspondence on this issue; A.O. Nevilles influence and accusations; Elkins censorship and control of anthropological research; the role of the Committee for Anthropological Research and ANRC
Australian anthropologists and World War II by Geoffrey Gray( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of anthropology and anthropologists in Australia's war effort (WW II); discusses the influence of Elkin and the military service of Stanner (North Australia Observer Unit), Thomson (Northern Territory Special Reconnaissance Unit) and Piddington (School of Civil Affairs); views on the role and loyalty of Aboriginal peoples; impact of the war on Australian anthropology assessed
Australian aboriginal anthropology at the crossroads : finding a successor to A.P. Elkin, 1955 by Geoffrey Gray( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the process of selection of the Chair of Anthropology at the University of Sydney in 1955; background to the study of anthropology in Australian universities; influence of Elkin; short-listed candidates - Berndt, Barnes, Freeman and Stanner; status of Aboriginal anthropology - the legacy of Elkin?s anthropology
"Mr Neville did all in [his] power to assist me": A.P. Elkin, A.O. Neville and anthropological research in Northwest Western Australia, 1927-1928 by Geoffrey Gray( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology's relation to government in the 1920-30's examined through Elkin's field work in WA and future career; Elkin's changing aims for anthropology; influence of the ANRC and A.O. Neville; Elkin's influence on anthropological research; tabulation of anthropological research carried out under the ANRC 1926-1955
Experts et expertise dans les mandats de la Société des Nations : figures, champs, outils by Philippe Bourmaud( )

1 edition published in 2020 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institués au sortir de la Première Guerre mondiale, les mandats de la Société des Nations illustrent les implications de l'arrivée des experts dans les Suds dès les années 1920. Ils constituent pour cette raison un angle d'attaque privilégié pour réfléchir aux liens entre expertise et colonisation comme aux dynamiques qui accompagnent les experts. S'ils ont été l'objet de discussions intenses, les mandats ne peuvent guère être considérés comme l'objet d'un champ d'expertise bien délimité avec ses méthodes uniformisées, son corps de savoirs systématisés et ses procédures formalisées de certification. Les discours institutionnels d'experts sur les mandats, divers et dénués de cohérence, dissimulaient souvent les modalités habituelles du gouvernement colonial. Cependant, les temps changeaient. La pluralité des cadres institutionnels où l'on discutait des mandats (Commission permanente des mandats, autres organes de la SDN) sapait le monopole supposé des États coloniaux sur la prise de décision informée. L'intérêt des organisations privées et caritatives était également d'importance, dans la mesure où certaines investirent massivement dans des projets exploratoires de développement à fort coefficient d'expertise. Ajoutées les unes aux autres, ces circonstances institutionnelles attiraient des experts potentiels vers les mandats, d'où l'on peut observer et les tensions d'empire qui marquaient l'ère coloniale finissante et les prémisses de politiques publiques fortement consommatrices d'expertise qui se diffusent dans les Suds après 1945. Expertise in the colonial world can be characterized, more perhaps than in any other context, by the tension between abstract knowledge and acquaintance with the field as inspirations for decision making. The League of Nations mandates instituted after World War I should not be understood as a laboratory of expertise in the colonial world, but as an early instance of the implications of bringing experts to the global South. Not only
'We know the Aboriginies are dying out' : Aboriginal people and the quest to ensure their survival, Wave Hill Station, 1944 by Geoffrey Gray( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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'Cluttering up the department' : Ronald Berndt and the distribution of the University of Sydney ethnographic collection by Geoffrey Gray( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traces Ronald Berndt's attempts to assert ownership over part of the ethographic collection housed at the University of Sydney, at the two moments of its redistribution, 1957 and 1980; despite the fact these collections have been broken up; Cultural objects collected by fieldworkers sponsored by the Australian National Research Council (ANRC) between 1926 and 1955 were dispersed, when the ANRC was replaced by the Academy of Science is now a fait accompli, and the collections reside in diverse centres both nationally and internationally; Revisiting the issue of how the ANRC collection was made is not in vain since it addresses important issues: the way it was broken up and distributed, the circumstances around its distribution and the question of ownership - does it reside with the collector, the institution housing the collection, or the funding body?
Aborigines, Elkin and the guided projectiles project by Geoffrey Gray( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elkins relation to the Guided Projectiles Project and government assimilation policy; anthropology and government consultancy
'A chance to be of some use to my country' : Stanner during World War II by Geoffrey Gray( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Account of Stanner?s service in World War Two; includes reference to questions of Indigenous loyalty, Thomson?s Northern Territory Special Reconnaissance Unit and the North Australian Observer Unit; work in the Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs? colonial policy
An interesting career to follow : Les Hiatt, 1931-2008 by Geoffrey Gray( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tribute to the life of Les Hiatt
[Book reviews]: Forgetting Aborigines. Chris Healy, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2008 by Geoffrey Gray( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Book review
'[The Sydney school] seem[s] to view the Aborigines as forever unchanging' : southeastern Australia and Australian anthropology by Geoffrey Gray( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examination of the neglect of southeastern Aboriginal cultures in the history of professional anthropology in Australia; influences of the Sydney University, Australian National University and the Institute of Aboriginal Studies; impact of World War II on the development administrative anthropology; discusses the shift to the study of contemporary Aboriginal culture in the southeast; critique of the limited role of history in anthropology
Abrogating responsibility? : applied anthropology, Vesteys, Aboriginal labour, 1944-1946 by Geoffrey Gray( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examination of the ethical issues related to the Berndt's work for Vesteys in the 1940's; history of Vesteys in the NT; labour relations and government labour reforms; background and conduct of the contract - nature of applied anthropology; effects of World War II on labour and working conditions; roles of Elkin and Chinnery; ethical dilemmas of research - argues that the Berndt's failed to use their work for the direct benefit of the Aboriginal workers in the pastoral industry
'A special class of citizen?' by Geoffrey Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examines past attempts to gain citizenship for Aboriginal Australians; calls for full citizenship; impact of war; applying for citizenship and expectations; Aboriginal policy and administration; social welfare and pensions; alcohol; assimilation; attempts to determine whether present-day Aborigines have equal rights to non-Indigenous Australians
 
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A cautious silence : the politics of Australian anthropology
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A cautious silence : the politics of Australian anthropologyAbrogating responsibility : Vesteys, anthropology and the future of Aboriginal peopleThrough a smoky mirror : history and native title
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English (55)

French (1)