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Discursive representation and Pearson's Quest for a Radical Centre

Curchin, Katherine


Noel Pearson is one of Australia's most prominent and influential Indigenous intellectuals. This article examines a major idea in Pearson's writing, the ‘quest for a radical centre’. It examines this idea from the perspective of both its usefulness in understanding the deficiencies in public conversation about Indigenous affairs, and its persuasiveness in legitimating the role that Pearson has played nationally as a champion of the Indigenous responsibility discourse. The article argues that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-10-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2013.821455


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