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Rethinking Social Justice: from 'Peoples' to 'Populations'

In the early 1970s, Australian governments began to treat Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders as 'peoples' with capacities for self-government. Forty years later, confidence in Indigenous self-determination has been eroded by accounts of Indigenous pathology, of misplaced policy optimism and persistent socio-economic 'gaps'. In this collection of new and revised essays, Tim Rowse accounts for this shift by arguing that Australian thinking about 'Indigenous' is a continuing, unresolvable tussle between the idea of 'peoples' and 'population'

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Place of Publication: Canberra, ACT
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 9781922059178
EISBN: 9781922059178
Publication Year: 2012
Subject Covered: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies; Constitutional & administrative law; Social policy