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Colonial Fantasy

Maddison Sarah

9781760295820

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Price: $34.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781760295820
Published: April 2019

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Australia is wreaking devastation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Whatever the policy--from protection to assimilation, self-determination to intervention, reconciliation to recognition--government has done little to improve the quality of life of Indigenous people. In far too many instances, interaction with governments has only made Indigenous lives worse.

Despite this, many Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders and commentators still believe that working with the state is the only viable option. The result is constant churn and reinvention in Indigenous affairs, as politicians battle over the 'right' approach to solving Indigenous problems.

The Colonial Fantasy considers why Australia persists in the face of such obvious failure. It argues that white Australia can't solve black problems because white Australia is the problem. Australia has resisted the one thing that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want, and the one thing that has made a difference elsewhere: the ability to control and manage their own lives. It calls for a radical restructuring of the relationship between black and white Australia.

'Sarah Maddison asks hard questions about whether the promise of Australia can deliver for all. Like all great arguments she has made me question my own beliefs.' - Stan Grant, author of Talking to My Country

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781760295820
Published: April 2019

Number of pages: 336
Width: 153 mm
Height: 234 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

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