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Indigenist critical realism : human rights and first Australians' well-being, Gracelyn Smallwood

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Indigenist critical realism : human rights and first Australians' well-being
Title
Indigenist critical realism
Title remainder
human rights and first Australians' well-being
Statement of responsibility
Gracelyn Smallwood
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Language
eng
Summary
Indigenist Critical Realism: Human Rights and First Australians' Wellbeing consists of a defence of what is popularly known as the Human Rights Agenda in Indigenous Affairs in Australia. It begins with a consideration of the non-well-being of Indigenous Australians, then unfolding a personal narrative of the author Dr Gracelyn Smallwood's family. This narrative is designed not only to position the author in the book but also in its typicality to represent what has happened to so many Indigenous families in Australia. The book then moves to a critical engagement with dominant intellectual positions such as those advanced by commentators such as Noel Pearson, Peter Sutton, Gary Johns and Keith Windschuttle. The author argues that intellectuals such as these have to a great extent colonised what passes for common sense in mainstream Australia. This common sense straddles the domains of history, health and education and Dr Smallwood has chosen to follow her adversaries into all of these areas. This critique is anchored by a number of key philosophical concepts developed by the Critical Realist philosopher Roy Bhaskar. The book advances and analyses a number of case studies - some well-known, even notorious such as the Hindmarsh Island Affair (South Australia) and the Northern Territory Intervention; others like that of the author's late nephew Lyji Vaggs (Qld) and Aboriginal Elder May Dunne (Qld) much less so. Representing one of the first attempts to engage at a critical and intellectual level in this debate by an Indigenous activist, this book is essential reading for students and scholars interested in Critical Realism and colonialism.--
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Smallwood, Gracelyn
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Human rights
  • Social justice
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Indigenist critical realism : human rights and first Australians' well-being, Gracelyn Smallwood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-190) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17712919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 200 pages
Isbn
9781138810365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)888554288
Label
Indigenist critical realism : human rights and first Australians' well-being, Gracelyn Smallwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17712919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 200 pages
Isbn
9781138810365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)888554288

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