The Resource Fragile settlements : Aboriginal peoples, law, and resistance in south-west Australia and prairie Canada, Amanda Nettelbeck, Russell Smandych, Louis A. Knafla, and Robert Foster

Fragile settlements : Aboriginal peoples, law, and resistance in south-west Australia and prairie Canada, Amanda Nettelbeck, Russell Smandych, Louis A. Knafla, and Robert Foster

Label
Fragile settlements : Aboriginal peoples, law, and resistance in south-west Australia and prairie Canada
Title
Fragile settlements
Title remainder
Aboriginal peoples, law, and resistance in south-west Australia and prairie Canada
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Nettelbeck, Russell Smandych, Louis A. Knafla, and Robert Foster
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fragile Settlements compares the processes through which colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people in southwest Australia and prairie Canada from the 1830s to the early twentieth century. At the start of this period, there was an explosion of settler migration across the British Empire. As a humanitarian response led to the unprecedented demand for land, Britain's Colonial Office moved to protect Indigenous peoples by making them subjects under British law. This book examines the tensions and contradictions that emerged as colonial actors and institutions--including government officials, police, courts, churches, and philanthropic organizations--interpreted and applied the principle of law in their interactions with Aboriginal peoples on the ground. As a comparative work, Fragile Settlements highlights important parallels and divergences in the histories of law and Indigenous-settler relations across the Anglo-colonial world. It questions the finality of settler colonization and contributes to ongoing debates around jurisdiction, sovereignty, and the prospect of genuine Indigenous-settler reconciliation in Canada and Australia."--
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Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
994.02/0071241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JV412
LC item number
.N48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Law and Society series
Label
Fragile settlements : Aboriginal peoples, law, and resistance in south-west Australia and prairie Canada, Amanda Nettelbeck, Russell Smandych, Louis A. Knafla, and Robert Foster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • MAIN
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
British law and colonial legal regimes -- The foundations of colonial policing -- Policing Aboriginal people on the settler frontier -- Co-optive policing : native police, trackers, and scouts -- Agents of protection and civilization -- Aboriginal peoples and settlers in the courts -- Agents of the church -- Agency and resistance : Aboriginal responses to colonial authority -- Colonizing and decolonizing the past -- Conclusion : spaces of indigenous and settler law
Control code
000057316966
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 pages:
Isbn
9780774830898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps;
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u478551

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