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The Colonial fantasy : why white Australia can't solve black problems, Sarah Maddison

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The Colonial fantasy : why white Australia can't solve black problems
Title
The Colonial fantasy
Title remainder
why white Australia can't solve black problems
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Maddison
Title variation
Colonial fantasy
Title variation remainder
why white Australia can not solve black problems
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australia is wreaking devastation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Whatever the policy- from protection to assimilation, self-determination to intervention, reconciliation to recognition- government has done little to improve the quality of life of Indigenous people. In far too many instances, interaction with governments has only made Indigenous lives worse. Despite this, many Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders and commentators still believe that working with the state is the only viable option. The result is constant churn and reinvention in Indigenous affairs, as politicians battle over the 'right' approach to solving Indigenous problems. This book considers why Australia persists in the face of such obvious failure. It argues that white Australia can't solve black problems because white Australia is the problem. Australia has resisted the one thing that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want, and the one thing that has made a difference elsewhere: the ability to control and manage their own lives. It calls for a radical restructuring of the relationship between black and white Australia
Summary
The Colonial Fantasy considers why Australia persists in the face of such obvious failure. It argues that white Australia can't solve black problems because white Australia is the problem. Australia has resisted the one thing that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want, and the one thing that has made a difference elsewhere: the ability to control and manage their own lives. It calls for a radical restructuring of the relationship between black and white Australia.
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10763474
Cataloging source
YDX
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Maddison, Sarah
Dewey number
305.89915
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reconciliation
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Australia
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Racism
  • Race relations
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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why white Australia can't solve black problems
Label
The Colonial fantasy : why white Australia can't solve black problems, Sarah Maddison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065135450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xliii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781760295820
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 991013989599803131
  • (OCoLC)1083354788
Label
The Colonial fantasy : why white Australia can't solve black problems, Sarah Maddison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065135450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xliii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781760295820
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 991013989599803131
  • (OCoLC)1083354788

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