Reconsidering the relationship between Indigenous people and violence

Cunneen, Chris, and Rowe, Simone (2016) Reconsidering the relationship between Indigenous people and violence. In: Stubbs, Julie, and Tomsen, Stephen, (eds.) Australian Violence: crime, criminal justice and beyond. Federation Press, Leichhardt, NSW, Australia, pp. 106-124.

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Abstract

For years prior to and following the significant work of the Australian National Committee on Violence (NCV), the subject of Australian Indigenous people and violence has attracted intense focus and debate. Some two and a half decades ago, the NCV report (1990, p. 165) stressed the need to understand the complex nature of the causes of violence in contemporary Indigenous communities. Yet debates continue to be dominated by colonising discourses of pathology, tribalism and barbarity, or simplistic interpretations of the impact of colonialism, which is usually reduced to frontier violence.

Item ID: 37308
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-86287-980-5
Keywords: Indigenous people; violence; colonialism; epistemic violence
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Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 00:04
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law @ 40%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180102 Access to Justice @ 60%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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