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dc.contributor.authorRansley, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.authorMarchetti, Elenaen_US
dc.contributor.editorSandra Berns, Rosemary Hunter, William MacNeil, Shaun McVeigh, Bronwyn Stathamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:38:53Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:38:53Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.issn10383441en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4099
dc.description.abstractIndigenous people face procedural barriers in bringing actions in the Australian legal system, such as the need to frame their claims within Western cultural constructs of individual actions and economic loss, and to transform their stories into the written evidence privileged by courts. But an even greater barrier is the hidden Whiteness of Australian courts, which places Indigenous people as the 'Other' who must either change their claims to conform with 'our' requirements, or be rejected. The case study explored in this article shows how this Whiteness exhibits itself in procedural requirements; in its racialising of Indigenous people, their claims and evidence; and in its assumptions of essentialist views of Indigenous culture as something fixed in the past. Judges and lawyers need to step outside their personae as Whites faced with Others, to adopt one where 'us' embraces Indigenous people and culture too.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.griffith.edu.au/criminology-law/griffith-law-review/previous-issues/volumes-5-11/volume-10-1-2001en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom139en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto152en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGriffith Law Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390305en_US
dc.titleThe Hidden Whiteness of Law: A Case Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2001 Griffith Law School. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2015-01-20T01:07:05Z
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