The Resource Staircases, pyramids and poisons: : the immunitary paradigms in the works of Noel Pearson and Peter Sutton, Timothy Neale

Staircases, pyramids and poisons: : the immunitary paradigms in the works of Noel Pearson and Peter Sutton, Timothy Neale

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Staircases, pyramids and poisons: : the immunitary paradigms in the works of Noel Pearson and Peter Sutton
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Staircases, pyramids and poisons:
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the immunitary paradigms in the works of Noel Pearson and Peter Sutton
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Timothy Neale
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"The recent focus on the category of ?culture? provoked by Peter Sutton's The Politics of Suffering (2009) has revived questions of the meaning and utility of indigenous alterity in Australia. The ?end of the liberal consensus?, contemporary with a declared ?end of ideology? in Australian Indigenous? public policy, has been doubled in ?post-ethnic? academic work harbouring a renewed suspicion of what Dombrowski (2010, 21: 129?140) has called indigeneity's ?distinctive sympathy?. Within a cultural economy of commensurability, the fact that political claims are often ?contingent on the indigenous people themselves maintaining sufficient alterity to warrant the special treatment afforded them? is taken by some as proof of voluntarism and bad faith. In order to gauge this immanent reorientation of indigeneity in Australia, this paper surveys the works of two prominent figures in policy debates ? the anthropologist Peter Sutton and indigenous public intellectual Noel Pearson ? who have both argued that remote Indigenous communities suffer from a ?cultural pathology?. This paper presents a conceptual critique of their popular press works between 2000 and 2011. Within the context of ?post-ethnic? government policy ?after self-determination? and scholarship ?after identity?, this paper contends that we are witnessing the (re)appearance of an equalitarian humanism which proposes, following Esposito [2008 (Orig. pub. 2004)], to immunize indigenous polities and the settler-colonial state against the historical frames and alterity of indigeneity." [Author's abstract]
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Staircases, pyramids and poisons: : the immunitary paradigms in the works of Noel Pearson and Peter Sutton, Timothy Neale
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Bibliography: pages 190-192
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Staircases, pyramids and poisons: : the immunitary paradigms in the works of Noel Pearson and Peter Sutton, Timothy Neale
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Bibliography: pages 190-192

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