Bastards of the Bush Towards an Indigenous Australian Research Methodology

Abstract

Being a ‘bastard’ is not necessarily as derogatory as it might sound. In an Australian context it can be a term of endearment, often expressed in jovial light-heartedness amongst ‘mates’ (some still use the word ‘cobber’) or at least people with a modicum of friendliness. Hodge and Mishra (1991) create a ‘complex’ out of being a ‘bastard’; a ‘bastard… (More)

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