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The politics of suffering : Indigenous Australia and the end of liberal consensus, Peter Sutton

Label
The politics of suffering : Indigenous Australia and the end of liberal consensus
Title
The politics of suffering
Title remainder
Indigenous Australia and the end of liberal consensus
Statement of responsibility
Peter Sutton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examination of the origins of "Indigenous disadvantage"; describes the gap between public policy and the living conditions of Aboriginal peoples; argues that disadvantage lies in the interaction of modernist social and economic circumstances with concepts of traditionalism and the retention of disadvantageous cultural practices; identifies social policy failures in the 1970?s; summary of the position of Noel Pearson; relation of reconciliation to culture ? problems of rights based discourses; examination of reasons for high violence levels; role of early socialisation and child rearing discussed; historicity of violence in traditional society; role of health cultures in colonial processes; health and the rights agenda; factors affecting health in colonial contexts; housing and overcrowding;; structural and agency explanations of health; role and beliefs of traditional healers and sorcery; customary law and the decline of cultural relativism; basis of traditional law - kin and satisfaction; treatment of customary knowledge by the courts; the problem of the revival of customary law; identity as shift away from custom and appearance to ethnicity; cultural relativism; relationships of researchers and Aborigines - Biraban (John McGill) and Threlkeld, Mahkarolla and Warner, Billy Mammus and McConnel, Durmugam and Stanner; concepts of friendship; framing reconciliation ? sacramental and pietistic relationships; problems of collective reconciliation ? concepts of justice shame and remorse in Aboriginal society; development of structural segregation and its basis on essentialised difference; the business of victimhood; emotional difference as cause of social segregation; individual emotional reconciliation; values of Aboriginal society - complementarity, balanced oppositions and reciprocity; response to critics
Cataloging source
ANL
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1946-
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Sutton, Peter
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biraban
  • Mahkarolla
  • Bambegan
  • Durmugam
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Cultural relativism
  • Aurukun (Qld.)
Target audience
general
Label
The politics of suffering : Indigenous Australia and the end of liberal consensus, Peter Sutton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previous ed.: 2009
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 248-270)
Contents
After consensus -- Rage and its reasons -- The trouble with culture -- Violence, ancient and modern -- Bodies politic -- Customs not in common -- Unusual couples -- On feeling reconciled
Control code
000046120680
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xviii, 276 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780522858716
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)671954734
Label
The politics of suffering : Indigenous Australia and the end of liberal consensus, Peter Sutton
Publication
Note
  • Previous ed.: 2009
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 248-270)
Contents
After consensus -- Rage and its reasons -- The trouble with culture -- Violence, ancient and modern -- Bodies politic -- Customs not in common -- Unusual couples -- On feeling reconciled
Control code
000046120680
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xviii, 276 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780522858716
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)671954734

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