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The White PossessiveProperty, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty$
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Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692149

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.001.0001

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I Still Call Australia Home

I Still Call Australia Home

Indigenous Belonging and Place in a Postcolonizing Society

(p.3) 1 I Still Call Australia Home
The White Possessive

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

University of Minnesota Press

In the first chapter, I examine how Indigenous ontological relations to land are incommensurate with those developed through capitalism and they continue to unsettle white Australia’s sense of belonging which is inextricably tied to white possession and power configured through the logic of capital and profound individual attachment.

Keywords:   Indigenous sovereignty, Possessive logics, Patriarchal white sovereignty

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