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Title: Capturing Crime in the Antipodes: Colonist Cultural Representation of Indigeneity
Contributor(s): Harris, Bridget (author); Wise, Jenny  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-65021-0_20
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Abstract: Narratives of colonialism in exhibitions and displays have, from inception, reflected largely Westernized, Northern and metropolitan perspectives. During the latter twentieth century, with greater social awareness of the state violence involved with dispossession, museums have sought to recognize and redress past injustices and acknowledged the ongoing impacts of invasion, in which the criminal justice system has been unreservedly involved. However, this has occurred alongside denials of (and distancing from) the relationship between government policies and practices and Indigenous trauma, disadvantage and overrepresentation in prison populations. Such perceptions are premised on colonialism being characterized as a past practice affecting 'traditional' people rather than an ongoing repercussion of colonization and state practices implemented throughout Australia's nationalization process. These paradigms of Indigeneity are reliant on particular notions of colonialism, where it is characterized as a past practice affecting 'traditional' people. Typically, the longevity and legacies of invasion are not acknowledged in regard to those deemed to be 'nontraditional'; a grouping that incorporates the majority of Indigenous peoples, particularly in the contemporary setting. Such categorizations are premised on the false assumption that culture is static and homogenous, and are reliant upon non-Indigenous impressions of the 'other' at first encounter.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South, p. 391-413
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Cham, Switzerland
ISBN: 9783319650210
Field of Research (FOR): 160204 Criminological Theories
160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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