Subduing power : Indigenous sovereignty matters

Moreton-Robinson, Aileen M. (2014) Subduing power : Indigenous sovereignty matters. In Neale, Timothy, McKinnon, Crystal, & Vincent, Eve (Eds.) History, Power, Text : Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies. UTS ePress, Sydney, NSW, pp. 189-197.

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The concept of ‘power’ can refer to the institutionalised and embodied capacity and right to dominate through a variety of means including ideology, politics, science, religion, class, race, gender and sexuality. Early feminist theorising within the West, for example, conceptualised the structure and nature of power as being connected to male domination and authority within society. Marxists, alternately, argue it is the ruling class that holds power and exercises it as owners of the means of production. In a general sense, we can say that as feminists have tied power to patriarchy and Marxists’ definitions of power have been connected to capitalism. The essays in this section, though, are less concerned with such totalising conceptualisations of power than they are with processes of interpellation or subject creation within dominant or dominating discursive spaces.1 Not power as such, but its many workings and apparatuses.

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ID Code: 81650
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.5130/978-0-9872369-1-3
ISBN: 9780987236913
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Race and Ethnic Relations (160803)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author
Deposited On: 08 Feb 2015 23:52
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2015 15:13

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