Hard Yakka : Transforming Indigenous Health Policy and Politics
Hard Yakka is a qualitative study of evolving relations between Australian Indigenous communities and government bureaucracies in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy. The volume provides insights into the processes and politics of health care, analyzes inherent challenges of Indigenous self-determination, and reflects upon the roles played by anthropologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, and other proponents of action-oriented health research.
- Hardback | 186 pages
- 144.8 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 408.23g
- 30 Jul 2007
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Health Policy Jigsaw Chapter 2 Spinning a Good Yarn: Research with Indigenous Communities Chapter 3 The Right to Write: History and Community-Government Relations in Australia Chapter 4 Indigenous Activism, Community-Controlled Health Services, and Changing Health Politics Chapter 5 Dinkum Aussies and Blackfellas: Communities Imagined, Experienced, and Represented Chapter 6 Indigenous Health Policies and Government Policy Processes Chapter 7 Reconciliation and Self Determination
Indigenous health is one of the most important domestic policy priorities in Australia and its significance is growing internationally. Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth has undertaken a provocative investigation of the policy processes and institutional structures in this field and her critical insights will be of considerable value to a broad range of people in health policy and Indigenous studies. -- Ian Anderson, Director of the Centre for Health & Society and Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit at the University of Melbourne and Resear
About Nili Kaplan-Myrth
Nili Kaplan-Myrth, PhD, is Honorary Research Fellow with the Centre for the Study of Health and Society at the University of Melbourne.