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).
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Published when working at University of Queensland|
|Keywords:||Race, indigenous studies, possessive logic, High Court's Yorta Yorta decision|
|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 00:00|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:40|
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