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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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Bodies That Matter on the Beach

Bodies That Matter on the Beach

(p.33) 3 Bodies That Matter on the Beach
The White Possessive

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

University of Minnesota Press

In chapter three, I discuss how the beach functions as a site of Indigenous dispossession and white possession demonstrating that as a border the beach is a site of ontological, epistemological and axiological violence performed through embodied acts of possession by surfers, lifesavers, soldiers and “concerned citizens”.

Keywords:   Indigenous sovereignty, Possessive logics, Patriarchal white sovereignty

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