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Talkin’ Up To The White Woman:
Indigenous Women And Feminism


A uniquely Australian contribution to the increasing global discourse on feminism and race.


Dr Moreton-Robinson applies academic training and cultural knowledge in revealing the invisible position of power and privilege in feminist practice.

Talkin’ Up To The White Woman: Indigenous Women And Feminism is an accessible and provocative analysis of the whiteness of Australian feminism. A pioneering work, like Greer’s The Female Eunuch, it will overturn complacent notions of a mutual sisterhood and the common good.

Aileen Moreton-Robinson
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Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Aileen Moreton-Robinson is a Goenpul woman of the Quandamooka people (Moreton Bay) and is Professor of Indigenous Research at RMIT University. She was appointed as Australia’s first Indigenous Distinguished Professor in 2016 and was a founding member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). She is the author of Talkin’ Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism (UQP); The White Possessive: Property, Power and Indigenous Sovereignty (Minnesota Press); and the editor of several books, including Critical Indigenous Studies: Engagements in First World Locations (The University of Arizona Press). In 2020 she was appointed a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the first-ever Australian Indigenous scholar to be elected.