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Subjects of Benevolence: Concepts of Society and Civilisation in Early Colonial Indigenous Administration

Journal of Australian Studies
Issue 85 (2005)

Abstract: The concept of society was understood to be an artefact of a process of civilisation and hence was used as a key criterion to differentiate the civilised European from the uncivilised Indigenous inhabitants. It is argued that understanding the history of this central concept in Western social science and political theory required an acknowledgement of its development within the colonial and imperial context.

To cite this article: Buchan, Bruce. Subjects of Benevolence: Concepts of Society and Civilisation in Early Colonial Indigenous Administration [online]. Journal of Australian Studies, No. 85, 2005: [37]-48. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=171944465983835;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1444-3058. [cited 13 Feb 16].

Personal Author: Buchan, Bruce; Source: Journal of Australian Studies, No. 85, 2005: [37]-48 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1444-3058 Subject: Benevolence; Aboriginal Australians; Civilization; Aboriginal Australians--Cultural assimilation; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Lecturer, School of Arts, Media and Culture, Griffith University

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection