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The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Moreton-Robinson, Aileen

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The White Possessive explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless. Focusing on the Australian Aboriginal context, Aileen Moreton-Robinson questions current race theory in the fi...rst world and its preoccupation with foregrounding slavery and migration. The nation, she argues, is socially and culturally constructed as a white possession.Moreton-Robinson reveals how the core values of Australian national identity continue to have their roots in Britishness and colonization, built on the disavowal of Indigenous sovereignty. Whiteness studies literature is central to Moreton-Robinson's reasoning, and she shows how blackness works as a white epistemological tool that bolsters the social production of whiteness--displacing Indigenous sovereignties and rendering them invisible in a civil rights discourse, thereby sidestepping thorny issues of settler colonialism.Throughout this critical examination Moreton-Robinson proposes a bold new agenda for critical Indigenous studies, one that involves deeper analysis of how the prerogatives of white possession function within the role of disciplines.
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ISBN 9780816692163
Released AU 1 Aug 2015
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Indigenous Americas
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ISBN-13 9780816692163
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint University of Minnesota Press
Released 1 Aug 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Moreton-Robinson, Aileen
Series Indigenous Americas
Category Indigenous Peoples
Equal Opportunities
Political Structure & Processes
Colonization & Independence
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code 305.80097
Weight 304g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure, Australia - Race relations, National characteristics, Australian, Self-determination, National - Australia, Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade