The rhetoric of benevolence as an impediment to the protection of Indigenous cultural rights

Wright, Nancy E. and Collins-Gearing, Brooke (2005) The rhetoric of benevolence as an impediment to the protection of Indigenous cultural rights. Journal of Australian Studies, 85: 57-68.

Author Wright, Nancy E.
Collins-Gearing, Brooke
Title The rhetoric of benevolence as an impediment to the protection of Indigenous cultural rights
Journal name Journal of Australian Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-3058
1835-6419
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 85
Start page 57
End page 68
Total pages 12
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract An examination is undertaken of how the rhetoric of benevolence impedes concepts essential to property relationships acknowledged by the Australian common law tradition and thereby sunders attributes of ownership and personhood from Indigenous communities. It is argued that this rhetoric did not just perpetuate paternalism, a colonising strategy that subordinated Indigenous culture to non-Indigenous protectors but deflected debate from the harm caused by the distortion of Indigenous knowledge and appropriation of cultural rights.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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