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Author Sutton, Peter, 1946-

Title The politics of suffering : indigenous Australia and the end of the liberal consensus / Peter Sutton
Edition Second edition
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2011
Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.89915 Sut/Pos 2011  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  305.89915 Sut/Pos 2011  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  305.89915 Sut/Pos 2011  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents After consensus -- Rage and its reasons -- The trouble with culture -- Violence, ancient and modern -- Bodies politic -- Customs not in common -- Unusual couples -- On feeling reconciled
Summary "Asks why, after three decades of liberal thinking, has the suffering and grief in so many Aboriginal communities become worse? The picture Sutton presents is tragic... The Politics of Suffering cuts through the cant and offers fresh insight and hope for a new era in Indegenous politics."--Back cover
Analysis Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy
Aboriginal communities
Australian Aboriginal studies
Social conditions
Sutton, Peter
Notes "John Button prize winner 2010" --cover
Previously published: 2009
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-270) and index
Subject Bambegan, died 1937
Biraban, active 1819-1842
Mahkarolla, approximately 1881- approximately 1957
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Aurukun -- Social conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula -- Social conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.
Cultural relativism.
Aurukun (Qld. : Shire) -- Social conditions.
LC no. 2010551523
ISBN 9780522858716 (paperback)
Other Titles The politics of suffering