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Postcolonial profiling of indigenous populations: Limitations and responses in Australia and New Zealand

Kukutai, Tahu; Taylor, John


A contradiction exists in the social construction of Indigenous populations in that the categories and contexts of postcolonial demography inevitably reflect social and economic institutions that frame the lives of the majority populations. Because such categories are rarely inclusive of Indigenous ways of being, key aspects of Indigenous sociality are either missing or misrepresented in official statistics. This paper examines the limitations of official statistics for social profiling of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Espace, Populations, Societes/Space Populations Societies
Access Rights: Open Access


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