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Rethinking Social Justice

From 'Peoples' to 'Populations'

Rethinking Social Justice by Timothy Rowse
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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, misplaced policy optimism, and persistent socio-economic gaps. This record accounts for this shift by arguing that Australian thinking about the Indigenous is a continuing, unresolvable tussle between the ideas of "peoples" and "population." Offering snapshots of moments in the last 40 years in these tensions are palpable — from honoring the heritage toquantifying the disadvantage and from acknowledging colonization’s destruction to projecting Indigenous recovery from it—this book not only if a settler colonial state can instruct the colonized in the arts of self-government, but also how could it justify doing anything less.
Aboriginal Studies Press; January 2013
224 pages; ISBN 9781922059185
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Title: Rethinking Social Justice
Author: Timothy Rowse
 
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