Sovereign Subjects: Indigenous Sovereignty Matters - Australian Cultural Studies (Paperback)

by Aileen Moreton-Robinson

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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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