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Gender, race and policy: aboriginal women and the state in Canada and Australia

McGrath, Ann


This article examines the history of colonial and national policies towards indigenous peoples in Australia and Canada during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is specifically concerned with the ways in which such legislation affected Aboriginal women. In attempting to provide a comparative assessment of the "statutory subjugation" of Aboriginal women, the article examines the law's definition of identity and band membership; enfranchisement and assimilation; personal autonomy (marriage, divorce,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1996
Type: Journal article
Source: LABOUR / Travail


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