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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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Imagining the Good Indigenous Citizen

Imagining the Good Indigenous Citizen

Race War and the Pathology of White Sovereignty

(p.153) 11 Imagining the Good Indigenous Citizen
The White Possessive

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

University of Minnesota Press

In chapter eleven I examine how the State’s military intervention into Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory operationalised a discourse of pathology to legitimize the subjugation and disciplining of Indigenous subjects and their counter claims of the nation’s illegal possession.

Keywords:   Indigenous sovereignty, Possessive logics, Patriarchal white sovereignty

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