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Informal powers and the removal of Aboriginal children: consequences for health and social order

McCallum, David (2007) Informal powers and the removal of Aboriginal children: consequences for health and social order. The International Journal of the Sociology of Law, 35 (1). pp. 29-40.

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Abstract

Current high levels of morbidity and mortality, and high rates of incarceration among Australian Aboriginal populations are related historically to the attempted separation of Aboriginal people from family and community. The paper discusses these events through an analysis of legal and extra-legal forms of power in the late 19th century in Victoria, and through an analysis of the workings of the informal powers of administrators and mission superintendents, within a broader framework of liberal political reason.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian Aborigines, history, Victoria, 19th century, removal of Aboriginal children, informal powers
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts-General
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Prelec
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:39
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/718
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsl.2006.11.003
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