Framing the crimes of colonialism: critical images of aboriginal art and law

Cunneen, Chris (2010) Framing the crimes of colonialism: critical images of aboriginal art and law. In: Hayward, Keith J., and Presdee, Mike, (eds.) Framing Crime: Cultural Criminology and the Image. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 115-137.

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[Extract] This chapter considers images of crime and law, and what we, through the lens of cultural criminology, might learn of the nature and experiences of crime represented through the image. The images considered in this chapter are particular: Australian Aboriginal art. These artworks function on two levels, as an expression of Aboriginal law and, more extensively, as a critique of the imposed colonial law. Both in traditional and contemporary society, Aboriginal art is a powerful medium for expressing Aboriginal law and culture.

Item ID: 15431
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: cultural criminology, Australian aboriginal art
ISBN: 978-0-415-45904-4
Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 01:50
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940405 Law Reform @ 100%
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