Theorising Indigenous Sociology: Australian Perspectives
Theorising Indigenous Sociology: Australian perspectives, edited by Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Daphne Habibis and Theresa Petray
Indigenous social issues are a topic of regular media interest, but there is scope for much work to be done by Australian sociologists to provide new ways of understanding these issues. The contested terrain of the field, the need for new concepts and frameworks, debates about the possibilities for an Indigenous sociology, and the call for a specifically Australian approach, are some of the challenges and dilemmas for the field. A growing, but small group of Australian sociologist are responding to these dilemmas through a range of interesting and innovative theoretical approaches. To provide an opportunity to explore these developments and to encourage greater collaboration with other researchers in the field a two-day workshop was co-hosted by the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Sociology of Indigenous Issues Thematic Group and the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. The workshop organisers were Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner (University of Sydney), Dr Daphne Habibis (University of Tasmania) and Dr Theresa Petray (James Cook University). This double blind refereed edited workshop collection consists of six 3000 word full papers from the 18 papers presented at a two-day workshop held at the University of Sydney on Thursday 19 July and Friday 20 July 2012.
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Papers from the workshop proceedings should be referenced as: (Author(s)-of-paper). 2012. (Title-of-paper). In Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Daphne Habibis and Theresa Petray (eds.), Theorising Indigenous Sociology: Australian Perspectives Workshop Proceedings, (website and date accessed). Note that there is no overall page numbering system for the proceedings as a whole: page numbering begins at 1 in each paper.
Published 2012-12-03This paper draws on ideas of recognition and the intercultural as a way of examining the impact of welfare conditionality on Indigenous housing policy in Australia. The increased application of welfare conditionality has ...Article
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Published 2012-11-26Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are often presented by the media and academics as marginalised, dispossessed, and downtrodden. Historical narratives and statistics are used to strengthen this position. While ...Article