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The possessive logic of patriarchal white sovereignty: The High Court and the Yorta Yorta decision

Moreton-Robinson, Aileen M. (2004) The possessive logic of patriarchal white sovereignty: The High Court and the Yorta Yorta decision. Borderlands e-journal, Volume 3(Number 2).

Abstract

Race is fundamental in shaping the development of Australian law just as it has played its part in other former colonies, such as the United States, where a body of critical race theory has been established on the basis of this premise. Drawing on this theory I argue that the possessive logic of patriarchal white sovereignty works ideologically to naturalise the nation as a white possession by informing and circulating a coherent set of meanings about white possession as part of common sense knowledge and socially produced conventions in the High Court's Yorta Yorta decision.

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ID Code: 7690
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Published when working at University of Queensland
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Keywords: Race, indigenous studies, possessive logic, High Court's Yorta Yorta decision
ISSN: 1447-0810
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Postcolonial Studies (200211)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
Deposited On: 24 May 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:40

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