Abstract

Unity, commonality, and agreement are generally understood to be the basis, or the aim, of community. This paper argues instead that disagreement and fracture are inherent to, and provide the expression of difference within, community. Drawing on the experience of race relations in Australia, this paper proposes that ongoing resis-tance and disagreement by Aboriginal groups against non-Aboriginal law and culture has enabled an unworking of homogenizing and totalizing forces which destroy alterity within community.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 133-150
Launched on MUSE
2000-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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