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Recent rituals of indigenous recognition in Australia: Welcome to Country

Merlan, Francesca


In this article, I examine the recent emergence in Australia of two small, and now regularly enacted, rituals: "Acknowledgments" and "Welcomes to Country." These are expressions of recognition, or response to perceived neglect and injustice. Recognition has become a global theme, part of a broader politics of reparation focused on indigenous and other colonized and subordinated peoples, and includes practices of apology and reconciliation. In Australia, recognition implies expansion the of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: American Anthropologist
DOI: 10.1111/aman.12089
Access Rights: Open Access


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