Colonial-capitalism and the shrinking possibilities for achieving Aboriginal equality and agency in Australia: a critical study of ‘economic’ strategy for social and political advancement

Lauren Fiedler

Abstract


Subjectivity coded in Indigenous and non-Indigenous minds maintains a fictional spectre of Aboriginal deficiency and dependency. This essay argues that attempts to resist this narrative by economic means may serve in some ways to materially improve the lives of Indigenous peoples today, but are ultimately embedded in the western hegemony that continues to repress and inferiorise Aboriginal culture.


Keywords
settler colonialism; subjectification; self-determination; economism


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/nesais.v4i1.1525

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