Reconciliation and colonial power : indigenous rights in Australia / Damien Short.

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Published: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
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Summary:"In the 1990s several countries that had been divided by mass violence or gross human rights violations instigated projects of national reconciliation. In this book the author offers a sociological interpretation of the Australian reconciliation process which suggests that, rather than being a genuine attempt at atonement, which is responsive to key indigenous aspirations, Australian reconciliation is perhaps better understood as the latest stage in the colonial project. It is the first book to analyse Australian reconciliation as a reconciliation process, facilitating comparison with reconciliation processes in other countries such as Chile and South Africa."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:209 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes:Bib#: 1098540
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-199) and index.
ISBN:9780754649380 (alk. paper)
0754649385 (alk. paper)