In this fascinating study of the Dhan-Gadi Aboriginal people of New South Wales, Australia, the author combines the skills of a social historian with the detailed observation of a social anthropologist. In so doing he brings alive the contours of crude racism, as well as the more subtle expressions of paternalism, bureaucratic social control and educational and economic marginalization.
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Maps and Diagrams, Acknowledgements, Abbreviations, Introduction, 1. Colonial Domination as a Process of Marginalisation, 2. The Economic Incorporation of the Dhan-Gadi, 3. Encapsulation, Involution and the Reconstitution of Social Life, 4. Creative Bricolage and Cultural Domination, 5. The Evolution of State Control (1880-1940): Segregated Dirt or Assimilation?, 6. The New Order: The Aborigines' Welfare Board, 7. The Deregulation of a Colonial Being: the Aboriginal as Universal Being, 8. Racism as Egalitarianism: Changes in Racial Discourse, 9. The Politics of Identity: from Equal Rights to Land Rights, Appendices, References, Index