Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11253
Title: Introduction to 'Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies II: Historical engagements and current enterprises'
Contributor(s): Keen, Ian (author); Lloyd, Christopher (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11253
Abstract: The present volume arises out of a conference in Canberra on Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies at the National Museum of Australia on 9-10 November 2009. ... In this volume, we take up the central theme addressed by Jon Altman in his keynote address, concerning the use and significance of the hybrid economy model for the analysis of Indigenous economic participation. This concept has been widely used in the social sciences (Kraidy 2005). Altman's refinement and application of the concept to Australian Indigenous economic history, especially in remote Australia in recent times, have proven fruitful to research and policy debates (see his recent restatement in Altman 2009). In his keynote address at the conference, Altman explained that he had developed the hybrid economy model because of the inadequacy of a market/non-market dualism, which underestimates the role of the state and under-theorises the process of governmentality. He was also motivated by the history and cultures wars, which he saw as manifestations of 'the neo-liberal ascendancy'. This ascendancy emphasises, in effect, the agenda of moving Indigenous Australians further into the capitalist market economy as the only way forward. But people on the ground, rather than in Canberra, have a growing recognition of the inability of private capital to deliver development opportunities in remote Australia. These regions appear, through economic-rationalist eyes, to be essentially unproductive regions but this ignores their potential as sites of Indigenous culturally based, hybrid production activity.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies II: Historical engagements and current enterprises, p. 1-15
Publisher: ANU E Press
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
ISBN: 9781921862847
9781921862830
Field of Research (FOR): 140203 Economic History
210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
HERDC Category Description: B2 Chapter in a Book - Other
Other Links: http://epress.anu.edu.au?p=182561
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