Capturing crime in the antipodes: colonist cultural representation of indigeneity

Bridget Harris, Jenny Wise

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This chapter adopts a Southern criminological lens, which allows the authors to explore how colonialism has been constructed and depicted in museums within both regional and urban Australia. By studying spatial and historical silences in Australian museums, this chapter offers a consistent frame to chronologically chart Anglo-Australian depictions of Indigeneity, imperialism and violence wielded by the state. As this chapter will argue, museums can often reflect Westernized (white) conceptualizations about Indigeneity and the state violence involved in colonization, which actively re-enforces popular views and influences sociopolitical visions of identity, the state and justice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South
EditorsKerry Carrington, Russell Hogg, John Scott, Máximo Sozzo
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319650210
ISBN (Print)9783319650203
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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