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dc.contributor.authorBuchan, Bruceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:24:50Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:24:50Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.issn14443058en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14443050509388014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4174
dc.description.abstractEarly British colonization in Australia was characterized by European efforts to 'civilise' the Indigenous inhabitants. Civilisation denoted superiority based on the possession of the trappings of civilized life, property, rights, ordered government, settled laws, and a civil society. In this paper, I want to examine one important, if often overlooked element of this language of civilization in early colonial Australia, specifically, the concept of 'society'. In particular, I want to focus attention on the idea, often expressed in early colonial and government policy, that the British were 'fitting' the Indigenous peoples of Australia for 'society'. In this way, I want to suggest that understanding the history of this central concept in Western social science and political theory requires an acknowledgement of its development within the colonial and imperial context.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAPI Networken_US
dc.publisher.placePerth, WAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom37en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto48en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Australian Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume85en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode430101en_US
dc.titleSubjects of Benevolence: Concepts of Society and Civilisation in Early Colonial Indigenous Administrationen_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 Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2015-02-10T04:39:46Z
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