Theorising Indigenous Sociology: Australian perspectives

Howard-Wagner, Deirdre, Habibis, Daphne, and Petray, Theresa (2012) Theorising Indigenous Sociology: Australian perspectives. The Australian Sociological Association, Sydney.

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Indigenous social issues are a topic of regular media interest, but there is scope for much work to be done by Australian sociologists to provide new ways of understanding these issues. The contested terrain of the field, the need for new concepts and frameworks, debates about the possibilities for an Indigenous sociology, and the call for a specifically Australian approach, are some of the challenges and dilemmas for the field. A growing, but small group of Australian sociologist are responding to these dilemmas through a range of interesting and innovative theoretical approaches. To provide an opportunity to explore these developments and to encourage greater collaboration with other researchers in the field a two-day workshop was co-hosted by the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Sociology of Indigenous Issues Thematic Group and the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. The workshop organisers were Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner (University of Sydney), Dr Daphne Habibis (University of Tasmania) and Dr Theresa Petray (James Cook University). This double blind refereed edited workshop collection consists of six 3000 word full papers from the 18 papers presented at a two-day workshop held at the University of Sydney on Thursday 19 July and Friday 20 July 2012.

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Research Background This is an edited online collection of refereed papers presented at the workshop Theorising Indigenous Sociology at University of Sydney in July 2012.
Research Contribution This work contributes to the theoretical framework of Indigenous sociology within Australia.
Research Significance This work marks an important point in the emergence of a distinctly Australian sociology of Indigenous issues.
Item ID: 24228
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-74210-302-0
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This is a collection of refereed papers from a workshop, published in online-only format at

Funders: University of Sydney, The Australian Sociological Association
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 00:43
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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