Reconciliation and colonial power : indigenous rights in Australia /
- Publication info:
- Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
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- Reconciliation and colonial power : indigenous rights in Australia / Damien Short.
- Main Author:
- Short, Damien.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2008
- Related Resource:
"In the 1990s several countries that had been divided by mass violence or gross human rights violations instigated projects of national reconciliation. In this book the author offers a sociological interpretation of the Australian reconciliation process which suggests that, rather than being a genuine attempt at atonement, which is responsive to key indigenous aspirations, Australian reconciliation is perhaps better understood as the latest stage in the colonial project. It is the first book to analyse Australian reconciliation as a reconciliation process, facilitating comparison with reconciliation processes in other countries such as Chile and South Africa."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
209 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -199) and index.
9780754649380 (alk. paper)0754649385 (alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Contribution and Engagement
- 3. Reconciliation and Land
- 4. Reconciliation and Land II: The Wik-Case
- 5. Reconciliation and the 'Stolen Generations'
- 6. Reconciliation and the Non-Indigenous Australians: The CAR and the 'People's Movement'
- 7. Indigenous People and the Australian Reconciliation
- 8. Political Functions of Australian Reconciliation
- 9. Conclusion.