Differing relations to tradition amongst Australian indigenous homeless people

Memmott, Paul (2015) Differing relations to tradition amongst Australian indigenous homeless people. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, XXVI 2: 59-72.

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Author Memmott, Paul
Title Differing relations to tradition amongst Australian indigenous homeless people
Journal name Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2092
Publication date 2015-05-22
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume XXVI
Issue 2
Start page 59
End page 72
Total pages 14
Place of publication Berkeley, CA, United States
Publisher International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments
Language eng
Abstract This essay explores a growing, visible form of Indigenous homelessness in contemporary Australia that can be termed “spiritual homelessness,” but which has not been adequately defined or understood using empirical evidence. Selected case studies provide a means of understanding the distinction between two categories of public-place-dwelling Aboriginal people: those who are reproducing their traditions in foreign places in a way that corresponds with the 2014 iaste conference theme “Mobility and the Reimagination of Traditions”; and those who are unable to reconnect with their traditions and are spiritually bereft, corresponding with those who have no effective “Anchor to Their Traditions in Place,” another conference theme. It concludes by offering suggestions for further research and project implementation in the area of Indigenous behavior settings.
Keyword Homelessness
Australian Indigenous People
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 17 Jun 2015, 01:18:54 EST by Paul Memmott on behalf of School of Architecture