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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 High Court and the Yorta Yorta Decision

The High Court and the Yorta Yorta Decision

(p.79) 6 The High Court and the Yorta Yorta Decision
The White Possessive

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

University of Minnesota Press

In chapter six I examine the landmark Australian High Court Yorta Yorta decision revealing how a racialised possessive logic is deployed to circulate meanings in common sense knowledge, social conventions and decision making bodies about white possession of the nation and is omnipresent, invisible and unnamed within legal discourse.

Keywords:   Indigenous sovereignty, Possessive logics, Patriarchal white sovereignty

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