Taking civil rights seriously

Chesterman, John (2000) Taking civil rights seriously. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 46 (4). pp. 497-509.

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Abstract

For a variety of reasons Australians possess a curious lack of understanding about the gaining of civil rights by Indigenous people. These reasons include the lack of a clear civil rights 'moment' in Australian history and the negative connotations now associated with civil rights when compared to the more radical Indigenous rights. This article explores the reasons for Australia's public amnesia about Indigenous people's acquisition of civil rights, and makes a case for repositioning this occurrence as a key time in Australian political history

Item ID: 12788
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: civil rights
ISSN: 1467-8497
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2012 02:11
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940201 Civics and Citizenship @ 100%
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