Seeking justice in (and beyond) colonial carceral archives

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Abstract

This chapter examines the complexities, contradictions, and opportunities for archival research within broadly decolonial critical carceral and justice studies. After reviewing relevant literatures, it draws on the author’s experience in assisting the First Nation Deaths in Custody Watch Committee of Western Australia to ensure the survival of their archives so that the stories of struggle they contain are not lost. Engagement with documentary pasts is part of an ongoing struggle for justice in the Australian settler colony.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook on Decolonizing Justice
EditorsChris Cunneen, Antje Deckert, Amanda Porter, Juan Tauri, Robert Webb
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter28
Pages300-309
Number of pages10
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781003176619
ISBN (Print)9781032009773
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2023

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