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Migrant poetics
Paul Carter

sovereign/Australian being on an epistemological formulation of the terms of access to whiteness’. 16 As typical expressions of colonial state bad faith, the further intricacies of this mirror-state psychology need not be pursued here. The less travelled path concerns the way in which advocates of Aboriginal sovereignty recognition deploy the same racist tactics, with the result that within their own narratives of dispossession and repossession an entire class of ancestors fails to

in Translations, an autoethnography
Brian Baker

subjects not citizens) but an ‘aboriginal sovereignty-myth: the ‘Crown-in-Parliament and the (literally) absolute authority of the latter’. 8 The 1970s ‘crisis’ of the British nation-state is then merely a reflection of its bodged foundation: the ‘break-up’ is the ultimate political consequence of the Acts of Union. The ‘acceleration’ in the ‘decline-spiral’ is caused by what Nairn calls ‘the disintegration of Labourism’. 9 Like other analysts of post-war Britain, Nairn posits an initial ‘post-World War II consensus’, though he differs from

in Iain Sinclair
A white minority in the national community
Ben Silverstein

seek land and citizenship rights. But they also focused on Aboriginal self-government, suggesting that claims made under the sign of citizenship were rooted in the continuing practice of Aboriginal sovereignties. Indigeneity was represented, in other words, as the source of Aboriginal people's entitlement to rights. These were not simply, as Tony Austin has suggested, assimilationist organisations: the ‘ultimate object’ of the League was ‘the conservation of special features of the Aboriginals culture and the removal of all hardships Political, social or economic

in Governing natives
Ben Silverstein

contradictory practice of Aboriginal sovereignty, animating increasingly intensified efforts to pursue resolution, to fabricate an end to the story. 35 But defeat was embedded in this march. Veracini has noted that settler colonial narratives promise an end to the story, the supersession of Aboriginal society that would never come, what Strakosch and Macoun term a ‘vanishing endpoint’. 36 The eternal deferral of the end of the story ought not to distract from the productive utility of its promise and anticipation. Northern reserves In

in Governing natives
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Anthropologising Aborigines
Ben Silverstein

engagement between settlers and Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. Settlers’ varied responses signify continuing disagreement over the colonial forms found and practised in the Northern Territory. The exterminatory force of a punitive mission, the conciliatory coercion of a missionary expedition, and the penetrating scientific gaze of the anthropological fieldworker would each contain Aboriginal sovereignties, but in crucially different ways. Each corresponded to a different mode of colonial government, and it is both significant and

in Governing natives
Indigenous peoples and the development of international law
Patrick Thornberry

1979 case of Coe v Commonwealth, 53 AJLR, 403. See also H. Reynolds, Aboriginal Sovereignty (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1996). 139 85 Indigenous peoples in international law Europeans. With Sepúlveda, the negation of indigenous authority was radical, and linked to an assault on the rationality of indigenous societies. In the case of the doctrine of terra nullius, the mismatch between European conceptions of governance and non-European social, cultural and political organisation was extreme. Metaphors to describe the indigenous – children, natural slaves – continue to

in Indigenous peoples and human rights