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Empire and Indigeneity
Histories and Legacies




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ISBN 9780367565794
May 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
376 Pages

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Book Description

Indigeneity is inseparable from Empire and the way empire responds to the indigenous presence is a key historical factor in shaping the flow of imperial history. This book is about the consequences of the encounter in the early nineteenth century between the British imperial presence and the First Peoples of what were to become Australia and New Zealand. However, the shape of social relations between indigenous peoples and the forces of empire does not remain constant over time. The book tracks how the creation of empire in this part of the world possessed long-lasting legacies both for the settler colonies that emerged and for the wider history of British imperial culture. 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Introduction: Origins and Approaches

Chapter 1—Engagement

Introduction

Agency and Engagement

Order and Disorder Cultural and Social Intimacies

Knowledge and Observation: A New Eye

Conclusion

Chapter 2—Mentalities

Introduction: The Discourse of Humanitarianism

Culture and Governance

Sensibilities and Psychology

Anxieties

Conclusion

Chapter 3—Policies and Governance: Conciliation and Coercion

Introduction: Policies and History

The Search for Conciliation

Sir George Arthur and Van Diemen’s Land

The Disenchantment of Sir George Arthur

The Inner Turmoil of Sir George Arthur

Chapter 4—Policies and Governance: Protection

Sir George Arthur and the Origins of Protection

Protection: History and Typologies

The Failure of the Port Phillip Protectorate

Transforming Protection

Conclusion

Chapter 5—Policies and Governance: Racial Amalgamation

Introduction

Racial Amalgamation in Discourse and History

Sir George Grey and Racial Amalgamation

Racial Amalgamation and the Law

Land And Dispossession

The Period of Pre-emption: Before c. 1863

Dispossession: Post c. 1860

Conclusion

Chapter 6—Law and Sovereignty

Introduction: Law and Empire

Uncertain Sovereignty: The Continued Importance of Natural Rights

When Lawlessness was the Law

Exceptionalism or Assimilation?

Aboriginal Evidence and the Oath

Inter Se

Results and Consequences

Stabilization: The Emergence of Positivist Law

A New Narrative of Aboriginal Rights

Conclusion

Chapter 7—Violence and the Coming of Colonial Order

Introduction

Structures of Violence

The State and Violence

Salutary Terror: The Normalization of Violence

The Psychology of Colonial Violence: Fear

The Psychology of Colonial Violence: Silence and Denial

The Psychology of Colonial Violence: Projection and Narrative

Conclusion

Chapter 8—The Emergence of Settler Politics

Introduction

The Exhaustion of the "Humane Policy" Agenda

Settler Consciousness

Reconciling Liberalism to Empire in Political Theory

Conclusion

Chapter 9—Legacies in Indigenous Politics

Introduction: The Past in the Present

The Silences of Settler Society

The Making of Modern Indigenous Politics

Disruptions

Chapter 10—Legacies in Imperial Culture

Introduction

Humanitarian Narratives

Silences, Forgetting and Distancing

Networks

Heroes and Villains

Conclusion

Bibliography Primary Sources

Bibliography Secondary Sources

Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Richard Price has written widely on British social, labor and imperial history. His most recent book, Making Empire: Colonial Encounters and the Creation of Imperial Rule in Nineteenth Century Africa (Cambridge, 2008) was awarded the 2101 prize for the best book in British history post-1750 by the North American Conference on British Studies.