Weaving lives together: collaborative fieldwork in North East Arnhem Land, Australia

Kate Lloyd, Sarah Wright, Sandra Suchet-Pearson*, Laklak Burarrwanga, Paul Hodge

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Weaving lives together at Bawaka, North-East Arnhem Land is a book about basket weaving and culture. In this paper, some of the co-authors of the text, non-Indigenous academics and an Indigenous woman from northern Australia, reflect on the process of creating the book. We argue that jointly authoring a book about weaving lives has in fact interwoven all our lives in a manner which confronts many traditional academic accounts of research and fieldwork. Through the process of researching and writing the book we have experienced a sharing of knowledge and a sharing of family. In particular, we have learnt that relationships cannot be planned and that uncertainty can lead to creative transformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-524
Number of pages12
JournalAnnales de Geographie
Issue number687-688
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Article title, abstract and keywords also translated into French. French title is "L'entrelacement des vies: collaborative fieldwork in North East Arnhem Land, Australia".


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