Assimilation and the Re-Invention of Barbarism

Australia Indigenous Law Review, Special Edition, Vol. 11, pp. 42-45, 2008

Posted: 29 Jan 2009

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Chris Cunneen

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney; University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences; James Cook University - Cairns Campus

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Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This article suggests that the processes for establishing a more coherent approach to Indigenous law and order are being put in place, however, these gains need to be defended and supported against the renewed ascendancy of a discourse of barbarism and primitivism about Indigenous people within current federal policies.

Keywords: Assimilation, barbarism, Indigenous, primitivism

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, Assimilation and the Re-Invention of Barbarism (2008). Australia Indigenous Law Review, Special Edition, Vol. 11, pp. 42-45, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1334405

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney ( email )

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University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
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James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

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Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

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