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.

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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/718
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsl.2006.11.003
Official URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts-General
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords Australian Aborigines, history, Victoria, 19th century, removal of Aboriginal children, informal powers
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