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Official statistics and the contemporary politics of indigeneity

Rowse, Timothy


Critical scholarship on colonisation tells us that official statistics have reflected the perspectives of the colonisers. However, the colonised, in asserting 'Indigenous rights,' have begun to use official statistics to advocate policies that will relieve the continuing structural injustice that is colonisation's legacy. This paper examines Aboriginal and Maori intellectuals' efforts to quantify, using official statistics, the 'unfinished business' of settler colonial liberalism. Examining...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361140902862487


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