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Just Relations : The Story of Mary Bennett's Crusade for Aboriginal Rights (Paperback) (Alison Holland)

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When Mary Bennett died in 1961, Australia lost one of its leading Aboriginal rights activists. Mary's crusade is still, sadly, a current one, and this book serves to historicize the ongoing struggle for Aboriginal rights through the lens of Mary's campaign. By tracing Mary's advocacy - from the 1920s, when the possibility of Aboriginal human rights was first mooted, to the 1960s, when an attempt was made to have the Aboriginal question raised before the United Nations - Just Relations charts a large portion of human rights history. However, the book also tracks a discourse of needs, moral codes, and sentiments, as well as the urgent goal of keeping people alive. In this sense, then, Mary Bennett's story demonstrates the close connection between the rise of humanitarianism as a political project and the rise of human rights. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: UWAP Scholarly) [Subject: Biography, Aboriginal Studies, Human Rights, Australian Studies, History]
Number of Pages: 453
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Political, Social History
Series Title: Uwap Scholarly
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Alison Holland
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 50117993
UPC: 9781742586878
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9364
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