Blackfellas and Whitefellas: the concepts of domain and social closure in the analysis of race relations

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In presenting data on social relations between aborigines & whites at a north Australian aboriginal settlement, the concepts of domain & social closure are developed as important in the study of power & race relations. Previous Australian studies in this area have not treated adequately the substantive nature & theoretical significance of spatial & social separation between aborigines & whites. It is argued that aborigines retain some autonomy within a "blackfella domain," through effecting a form of exclusionary social closure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-117
Number of pages19
JournalMankind Quarterly
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1986
Externally publishedYes

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In: Mankind Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.08.1986, p. 99-117.

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