Concluding Remarks

  • Catherine Koerner
  • Soma PillayEmail author


This concluding chapter argues that the analysis of rural white Australian identities reveals a focus on identity, self-formation, and belongingness, maintain patriarchal white capitalist sovereignty theorised by Moreton-Robins. There is no impetus to engage with Indigenous people as sovereign people. There is no pressure for the Anglo-British core of white Australian identities to deconstruct and emerge anew with equitable power relations. The way forward is to attend to equitable relationships divested of white sovereignty. This will enable a critical approach to building non-colonial and equitable relationships that engage with Indigenous sovereignty.


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  1. 1.Federation University AustraliaMelbourneAustralia

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