Julie Marcus A Dark Smudge Upon the Sand. Essays on Race, Guilt and the National Consciousness.
Twelve elegant essays uncovering the hidden ways of race and its representations. In a wide-ranging discussion of how Aboriginal spirituality and identity are drawn into Australia’s national consciousness, Marcus shows why it is that guilt continues to shadow popular understandings of history and colonialism.
For her biography, The Indomitable Miss Pink. A Life in Anthropology (published by UNSW Press, 2001) Julie Marcus received the 2002 Dobbie LiteraryAward for a first book by a woman writer.