The Politics Of Suffering

Indigenous Australia and The End of the Liberal Consensus

Peter Sutton
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The Politics Of Suffering

Published

1 January 2011

ISBN

9780522858716

Pages

288

Weight

430g

Size

233mm x 157mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

The Politics Of Suffering

Indigenous Australia and The End of the Liberal Consensus

Peter Sutton
Peter Sutton is a fearless and authoritative voice in Aboriginal politics.
In this ground breaking book, Peter Sutton asks why, after three decades of liberal thinking, has the suffering and grief in so many Aboriginal communities become worse? The picture Sutton presents is tragic. He marshals shocking evidence against the failures of the past, and argues provocatively that three decades of liberal consensus on Aboriginal issues has collapsed. Sutton is a leading Australian anthropologist who has lived and worked closely with Aboriginal communities. He combines clear-eyed, original observation with deep emotional engagement. The Politics of Suffering cuts through the cant and offers fresh insight and hope for a new era in Indigenous politics. 'Incandescent, emotional, tragic and challenging' - Marcia Langton
In this ground breaking book, Peter Sutton asks why, after three decades of liberal thinking, has the suffering and grief in so many Aboriginal communities become worse? The picture Sutton presents is tragic. He marshals shocking evidence against the failures of the past, and argues provocatively that three decades of liberal consensus on Aboriginal issues has collapsed. Sutton is a leading Australian anthropologist who has lived and worked closely with Aboriginal communities. He combines clear-eyed, original observation with deep emotional engagement. The Politics of Suffering cuts through the cant and offers fresh insight and hope for a new era in Indigenous politics. 'Incandescent, emotional, tragic and challenging' - Marcia Langton

Peter Sutton

Peter Sutton

Professor Peter Sutton FASSA is a social anthropologist and linguist who has, over more than 50 years, contributed to learning and recording Aboriginal languages, promoting Aboriginal art, mapping Aboriginal cultural landscapes, increasing understanding of contemporary Aboriginal societies and land tenure systems, and the successes of native title claimants.

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