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Lee Corbett

Lee Corbett is a sociologist at the University of New South Wales, and completed a PhD on the role of native title in Australian constitutionalism.

Lee Corbett reviews ‘Contesting Assimilation’ edited by Tim Rowse

August 2006, no. 283 01 August 2006
The nomenclature of indigenous policy is apt to mislead, casting indigenous people as the passive objects of progressively more enlightened régimes: protection, assimilation, self-determination. This view is resonant in the history propagated by Keith Windschuttle, among others. Contesting Assimilation sets out to debunk this historically inaccurate idea and the implicit condescension in the view ... (read more)