Additional information & resources

An introduction to culture

Core Reading:

Additional readings & resources:

  1. OpenStax, Introduction to Sociology. OpenStax CNX. Retrieved May 19, 2016 from
  2. Queensland Government (2016), Queensland Multicultural Recognition Act.  Retrieved September 27, 2017 from
  3. Steinberg, S. R., & Kincheloe, J. L. (2009). Smoke and Mirrors: More than one way to be diverse and multicultural. In S. R. Steinberg (Ed.), Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader. New York: Peter Lang.
  4. Wren, T. E. (2012) Conceptions of Culture. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield

Understanding self to understand others

Core reading:

Additional readings & resources:

  1. Althusser, L. (2001). Lenin and Philosophy and other essays (B. Brewster, Trans.). New York: Monthly Review Press. 
  2. Dyer, R. (1997). White. London: Routledge.
  3. Gramsci, A. (1971 and 1986). Selections from the Prison Notebooks. London: Lawrence & Wishart.
  4. hooks, b. (1990). Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics. Boston: South End Press.
  5. Lewis, Oscar (1951) Life in a Mexican Village: Tepoztlan Restudied, University of Illinois Press, Urbana.


      • spectrumliens. (2008, May 26). Peggy McIntosh: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack [Video file].  Retrieved 


Considering the white spaces

Core reading:

Additional readings & resources:

  1. Kincheloe, J. L., & Steinberg, S. R. (2008). Indigenous knowledges in education complexities, dangers, and profound benefits. In N. K. Denzin, Y. S. Lincoln, & L. T. Smith (Eds.), Handbook of critical and indigenous methodologies (pp. 135-156). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.
  2. Milne, A. (2013). Colouring in the White Spaces: Reclaiming cultural identity in whitestream schools. (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)), University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from 
  3. Milne, A. (2017). Coloring in the White Spaces. New York: Peter Lang.
  4. Nakata, M. (2002). Indigenous knowledge and the cultural interface: Underlying issues at the intersection of knowledge and information systemsIFLA Journal, 28(5-6), 281-291. doi:10.1177/034003520202800513
  5. Nakata, M. (2008). Disciplining the savages, savaging the disciplines. Canberra, ACT: Aboriginal Studies Press.
  6. Nakata, M. (2010). The cultural interface of Islander and scientific knowledge. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39, 53-57.
  7. Nakata, M. (2011). Pathways for Indigenous education in the Australian Curriculum framework. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 40, 1-8. doi:10.1375/ajie.40.1


the 'Physical Cultural Audit' process

Core reading:

  • Austin, J. & Hickey, A. (2009). Working Visually in Community Identity Ethnography.  International Journal of the Humanities, 7(4),1-14.  Available from

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