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Author Kimm, Joan.

Title A fatal conjunction : two laws two cultures / Joan Kimm
Published Annandale, NSW. : Federation Press, 2004

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Description xii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. No safe places -- 2. Community silence and denial -- 3. A failure of the law -- 5. The oppression of being "civilized" -- 6. Moral violence -- 7. The "promise": customary law marriage -- 8. Rape -- 9. Different cosmologies -- 10. Yolgnu and Balanda -- 11. "What is truth?" -- 12. Cultural disintegration and violence -- 13. Reconciling rights in sentencing -- 14. Is anybody listening? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Table of cases -- Index
Summary Why do Aboriginal women in Australia experience such high levels of violence in their own communities? In this sober and carefully researched book, the author discusses the extent and nature of the violence, its underlying causes, current policies, and changes that might improve these policies
Analysis Aboriginal women
Domestic violence
Aboriginal customary law
Comparative law
Sentencing
Social conditions
Cases (Law)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Aboriginal Australians -- Women -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Customary law -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Wife abuse
Wife abuse -- Australia.
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Social conditions.
Abused women -- Australia.
Family violence -- Australia.
Author Solomon, Russell (Lecturer)
LC no. 00002551
ISBN 186287509X paperback
9781862875098 paperback