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Review - Disputed Territories:Land, Culture and Identity in Settler Societies.

Rolls, M ORCID: 0000-0003-4198-3771 2007 , 'Review - Disputed Territories:Land, Culture and Identity in Settler Societies.' , New Literatures Review, vol. 44 , pp. 80-84 .

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There is much lazy scholarship analysing the fraught territories of land, culture, and identity, particularly within Australia. Such work seldom progresses beyond the maxim that since colonisation one culture (usually homogenised) and its agents has ridden roughshod over another and continues to do so. Better analytical models and increasing theoretical sophistication have not led to more complex and nuanced readings of either settlers or the colonised, but to pointed and all too often sanctimonious exposes of ongoing oppression and further Othering processes. Save for glib analogies, too little ofthis work is cognisant of how (or even where, it sometimes seems) parallel issues and the accompanying contestations have been and are being played out. Whilst this exceptional ism and parochial concern is mostly implicit, it is no less apparent for it.

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