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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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Leesa’s Story

Leesa’s Story

White Possession in the Workplace

Chapter:
(p.93) 7 Leesa’s Story
Source:
The White Possessive
Author(s):

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.003.0007

In chapter seven, I demonstrate how white possession functions subjectively through the ascription of racial inferiority, exclusion and collusion within the work environment by examining the affidavits presented in a racial discrimination case involving an Aboriginal nurse and her white co-workers at a major metropolitan hospital.

Keywords:   Indigenous sovereignty, Possessive logics, Patriarchal white sovereignty

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