Race matters : Indigenous employment in the Australian public service

Larkin, Steven Raymond (2014) Race matters : Indigenous employment in the Australian public service. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis demonstrated that race mattered as a contributing factor to the low Indigenous participation rates within the Australian Public Service. The thesis showed that the public service reproduced social relations privileging non-Indigenous executives while positioning Indigenous executives as deficient. The thesis explains how the everydayness of racism assumes the racial neutrality of institutions because the concept of race is externalised as only having relevance to the racial other. Non-Indigenous executives regard Indigeneity as being synonymous with inferiority to explain Indigenous disadvantage. Consequently, the Indigenous experience of everyday racism is perpetuated and contributes to declining rates of employment.

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ID Code: 66868
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Moreton-Robinson, Aileen & Singh, David
Keywords: Race, Whiteness, Indigenous, Public Sector, Employment
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2014 05:16
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 00:35

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