Amanda Harris

Amanda Harris is Research Associate on the Project Intercultural inquiry in a trans-national context: Exploring the legacy of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. Based at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, her research focuses on the intersections of gender, music and history, especially Australian cross-cultural history.


Circulating Cultures »

Exchanges of Australian Indigenous Music, Dance and Media

Edited by: Amanda Harris
Publication date: December 2014
Circulating Cultures is an edited book about the transformation of cultural materials through the Australian landscape. The book explores cultural circulation, exchange and transit, through events such as the geographical movement of song series across the Kimberley and Arnhem Land; the transformation of Australian Aboriginal dance in the hands of an American choreographer; and the indigenisation of symbolic meanings in heavy metal music. Circulating Cultures crosses disciplinary boundaries, with contributions from historians, musicologists, linguists and dance historians, to depict shifts of cultural materials through time, place and interventions from people. It looks at the way Indigenous and non-Indigenous performing arts have changed through intercultural influence and collaboration.