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Empire of Political Thought
Indigenous Australians and the Language of Colonial Government





ISBN 9781138662964
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
272 Pages

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A book about how European colonists in Australia represented the Indigenous peoples they found there, and the tasks of governing them within the terms of Western political thought. It emphasises how the framework of ideas drawn from the traditions of Western political thought was employed in the imperial government of Indigenous peoples.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Savagery, Civilization and Political Thought; Chapter 2 ‘Trafficking’ for Empire: Commerce, Consent and Colonization; Chapter 3 Difficult Subjects; Chapter 4 The Subject of War; Chapter 5 Fit for Society; Chapter 6 Liberalism, Self-Government and the Ethnography of ‘Primitive Society’; Chapter 7 Conclusion: After the Tide of History, Reconciliation?;

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Biography

Bruce Buchan