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Submerged Sovereignty: Native Title within a History of Incorporation

Ben Silverstein

in Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835637
eISBN:
9780824871420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835637.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the advent of native title in Australia. In the Australian settler colony, native title figures in the liberal imagination as a moment where some sort of hybridization of ... More


Imagining the Good Indigenous Citizen: Race War and the Pathology of White Sovereignty

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter eleven I examine how the State’s military intervention into Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory operationalised a discourse of pathology to legitimize the subjugation and ... More


Virtuous Racial States: White Sovereignty and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter twelve I examine how the racialised possessive logic of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America was embedded within their rejection and subsequent endorsement of ... More


Toward a New Research Agenda: Foucault, Whiteness, and Sovereignty

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Chapter nine draws on Foucault’s sovereignty, race and bio-power thesis to propose a new research agenda for Critical Indigenous Studies that involves critical analysis of how the prerogatives of ... More


Writing Off Sovereignty: The Discourse of Security and Patriarchal White Sovereignty

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter ten, I explore how patriarchal white sovereignty, as a regime of power, operates ideologically, materially and discursively to reproduce and maintain its investment in the nation as a ... More


The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The White Possessive explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless. Focusing on the Australian ... More


Writing Off Treaties: Possession in the U.S. Critical Whiteness Literature

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter four I analyse how white possession functions within the United States’ Whiteness Studies literature. I illustrate howblackness functions as a white epistemological tool servicing the ... More


The High Court and the Yorta Yorta Decision

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter six I examine the landmark Australian High Court Yorta Yorta decision revealing how a racialised possessive logic is deployed to circulate meanings in common sense knowledge, social ... More


The House That Jack Built: Britishness and White Possession

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter two, I explicate how the core values of Australian national identity continue to have their roots in British-ness and colonisation. I show that Australian national identity is built on the ... More


Bodies That Matter on the Beach

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter three, I discuss how the beach functions as a site of Indigenous dispossession and white possession demonstrating that as a border the beach is a site of ontological, epistemological and ... More


The Legacy of Cook’s Choice

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter eight, I examine how Captain James Cook took possession of Australia. I reveal how Cook, as the embodiment of patriarchal white sovereignty, willed away the sovereignty of Indigenous ... More


I Still Call Australia Home: Indigenous Belonging and Place in a Postcolonizing Society

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In the first chapter, I examine how Indigenous ontological relations to land are incommensurate with those developed through capitalism and they continue to unsettle white Australia’s sense of ... More


Nullifying Native Title: A Possessive Investment in Whiteness

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter five entitled I examine how patriarchal whiteness, is a form of property and an organising principle shaping social relations and economic development by showing how within legal discourse ... More


Leesa’s Story: White Possession in the Workplace

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

in The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692149
eISBN:
9781452950761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In chapter seven, I demonstrate how white possession functions subjectively through the ascription of racial inferiority, exclusion and collusion within the work environment by examining the ... More


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