Sovereign Subjects: Indigenous Sovereignty Matters

Author(s): Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Australian Non fiction

This title gathers together some of Indigenous Australia's best critical thinkers to examine the issues facing their communities today. It covers dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted social studies media and organisations.The rights of Australia's indigenous people are at a crossroads. Over the past decade, neo-liberal governments have reasserted their claim to land, and refuse to either negotiate with the indigenous owners or to make amends for damage done by dispossession. Many of the country's indigenous communities are in a parlous state - under threat both physically and culturally.In Sovereign Subjects, some of Indigenous Australia's emerging and well-known critical thinkers examine the implications for indigenous people of continuing to live in a state founded on invasion. They show how self-determination, welfare dependency, representation, cultural maintenance, history, land ownership, and justice are all inextricably linked to the original act of dispossession by white settlers and the ongoing loss of sovereignty.


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Aileen Moreton-Robinson is Professor of Indigenous Studies at Queensland University of Technology and a respected author.

Series editor's foreword (Jon Stratton)AcknowledgmentsContributorsIntroduction (Aileen Moreton-Robinson)Part I: Law matters1. Settled and unsettled spaces: Are we free to roam? (Irene Watson)2. Misconstruing Indigenous sovereignty: Maintaining the fabric of Australian law (Phillip Falk and Gary Martin)3. Indigenous sovereignty rights: International law and the protection of traditional ecological knowledge (Henrietta Marrie)Part II: Writing matters4. Dancing with shadows: erasing Aboriginal self and sovereignty (Philip Morrissey)5. The sovereign Aboriginal woman (Tracey Bunda)6. Writing off Indigenous sovereignty: The discourse of security and patriarchal white sovereignty (Aileen Moreton-Robinson)Part III: History matters7. 'The invisible fire': Indigenous sovereignty, history and responsibility (Tony Birch)8. The Australian Labor Party and the Native Title Act(Gary Foley)9. That sovereign being: History matters (Wendy Brady)Part IV: Policy matters<

General Fields

  • : 9781741147247
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.392
  • : August 2007
  • : 206mm X 142mm X 18mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Aileen Moreton-Robinson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 323.119915
  • : 256