The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the End of the Liberal Consensus
Combining original observation with deep emotional engagement, this provocative book argues that, despite claims to the contrary, the quality of life of indigenous Australians did not improve between 1970 and the year 2000. Debunking past attempts to improve the tragic situation of many Aboriginal communities, this record discusses the reforms thatægranted land rights andæencouraged traditional cultures, in the hope that this empowerment would be beneficial. Erroneously, however, this same period saw a decline in safety, health, literacy, numeracy, and employment within the Aboriginal community. Groundbreaking and informative, this document offers fresh insight and hope for a new era in indigenous politics.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CraigHodges - LibraryThing
Will be reading this book slowly, very slowly. Sutton finds himself in the opening pages beyond being guarded. He writes from a perspective of having seen enough, having had (adopted) family members ... Read full review