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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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The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

Britishness and White Possession

(p.19) 2 The House That Jack Built
The White Possessive

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

University of Minnesota Press

In chapter two, I explicate how the core values of Australian national identity continue to have their roots in British-ness and colonisation. I show that Australian national identity is built on the disavowal of Indigenous sovereignty because the nation is socially and culturally constructed as a white possession.

Keywords:   Indigenous sovereignty, Possessive logics, Patriarchal white sovereignty

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