The place of Indigenous people: locating crime and criminal justice in a colonising world

Cunneen, Chris (2016) The place of Indigenous people: locating crime and criminal justice in a colonising world. In: Harkness, Alistair, Harris, Bridget, and Baker, David, (eds.) Locating Crime in Context and Place: perspectives on regional, rural and remote Australia. Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, Australia, pp. 60-69.

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[Extract] Since British colonisation began at the end of the 18th century, the history of Australia has been a struggle between Indigenous peoples and the colonisers over place. This is often represented as a struggle over land - its control and use. Yet for Indigenous people, land was never simply an economic commodity to be exploited. It was 'place' in a deeper sense of the word, a fundamental part of Indigenous cosmology and a necessary foundation to a person's or group's ontology or being in the world. Place, then, can be conceptualised as both a physical and metaphysical domain. Indeed both domains are intertwined, perhaps inseparable.

Item ID: 37307
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-76002-047-7
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 03:48
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4505 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community > 450518 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the law @ 50%
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4805 Legal systems > 480501 Access to justice @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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