Beyond the Dream

Affective ethnography of the resilience process of Aborigines from Sydney (Australia)

  • Edgar Tasia Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (LAMC). Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Keywords: affects, resilience, support group, trauma, Aborigines, Australia

Abstract

Based on an ethnography of affects within an Aboriginal support group in the Redfern suburbs (Sydney), I question the socio-psychological situation of the Aborigines in contemporary Australia as they face many difficulties in their everyday life. I show how, built on the narrative of «intergenerational trauma», they seek to (re)create social bonding and how they search to redefine their perception of the current situation in order to increase their resilience.

Author Biography

Edgar Tasia, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (LAMC). Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Edgar Tasia est doctorant FNRS au Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (LAMC) à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Ses recherches doctorales portent sur le traumatisme colonial au sein des populations aborigènes de la banlieue centrale de Sydney (Australie). Il s’intéresse tout particulièrement aux micro-interactions des processus thérapeutiques mis en place par les populations locales ainsi qu'aux émotions générées durant ces interactions.

Published
2018-05-01
How to Cite
Tasia, Edgar. 2018. “Beyond the Dream: Affective Ethnography of the Resilience Process of Aborigines from Sydney (Australia)”. TSANTSA – Journal of the Swiss Anthropological Association 23 (May):14-23. https://doi.org/10.36950/tsantsa.2018.18.7296.