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Citizenship and Indigenous Australians : Changing Conceptions and Possibilities - Nicolas Peterson

Citizenship and Indigenous Australians

Changing Conceptions and Possibilities

By: Nicolas Peterson (Editor), Will Sanders (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th July 1998
ISBN: 9780521627368
Number Of Pages: 240

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For most of Australia's colonial history its indigenous people have been denied full membership in Australian society. This book examines the history of their citizenship status and asks whether it is possible for indigenous Australians to be members of a common society on equal terms with others. Leading commentators from a range of disciplines examine historical conceptions of indigenous civil rights, consider issues arising from recent struggles for equality and consider possibilities for multicultural citizenship that recognize difference.

'This important book challenges the reader to address the full complexity of the concept of indigenous citizenship.' Tony Bauman, Indigenous Law Bulletin '... a comprehensive and well-grounded view of citizenship, making a timely and intelligent contribution to an issue which is foundational to negotiations between mainstream Australia and its indigenous population.' The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Introduction
Historical Conceptions
Nineteenth century bureaucratic constructions of indigenous identities in New South
From nomadism to citizenship: A. P. Elkin and Aboriginal advancement
Contemporary Conceptions
Indigenous citizenship and self-determination: the problem of shared responsibilities
Welfare colonialism and citizenship: politics, economics and agency
Representation matters: the 1967 referendum and citizenship
Citizenship and the CDEP scheme: equal rights, difference and appropriateness Will Sanders
Citizenship and the logic of resource development: indigenous responses to mining in the Gulf country
Emerging Possibilities
Whose citizen? Whose country?
Citizenship and legitimacy in post-colonial Australia
International law context
Sovereignty
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ISBN: 9780521627368
ISBN-10: 0521627362
Series: Reshaping Australian Institutions
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 20th July 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36