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Indigenous Australian Identity in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

  • Michael DavisEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter presents a survey of writings about Australian Indigenous identity formation, from the beginnings of European intrusion, through racialized identities in the colonial-settler era, and up to the era of self-determination and rights and recognition, wherein Indigenous peoples assert their own identities. The chapter includes brief discussion on identities within the nation-state, Aboriginality and ethnicity, and discourses and representations of identity.

Keywords

Aboriginality Indigeneity Identity Postcolonial identity Indigenous ethnicity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social PolicyThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Steven Ratuva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Airini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anthropology and SociologyUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific StudiesUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  3. 3.Faculty of Education and Social WorkThompson Rivers UniversityKamloopsCanada

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