Imaginging the good Indigenous citizen : race war and the pathology of partiarchal white sovereignty

Moreton-Robinson, Aileen M. (2014) Imaginging the good Indigenous citizen : race war and the pathology of partiarchal white sovereignty. In Neale, Timothy, McKinnon, Crystal, & Vincent, Eve (Eds.) History, Power, Text : Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies. UTS ePress, Sydney, NSW, pp. 310-330.

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Abstract

In June 2007, the Australian federal government sent military and policy into Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory on the premise that sexual abuse of children was rampant and a national crisis. This article draws on Foucault’s work on sovereignty and rights to argue that patriarchal white sovereignty as a regime of power deploys a discourse of pathology in the exercising of sovereign right to subjugate and discipline Indigenous people as good citizens.

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ID Code: 81653
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: 09 Feb 2015 00:16
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 23:40

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