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Indigenous Lifeworlds: Sovereignty, Justice, Society HSS113
This unit explores Indigenous lived realities through an Indigenous lens. Using the theoretical concept of the lifeworld, the focus is the Palawa/Aboriginal People of Lutruwita/Tasmania but includes a comparative study of Navajo (US) peoples to demonstrate the shared historic, socio-cultural lifeworld as well as lifeworld distinctiveness. Country is integral to Aboriginal knowledge and wellbeing, and core learnings are built around a series of virtual tours of country. The end-of-unit on-Country tour guided by Palawa/Aboriginal Knowledge Holders offers students a personal learning engagement with Aboriginal people and culture. Equipping students with a greater understanding of Indigenous lifeworld also enhances understanding of their own lifeworld and how it locates them in relation to Indigenous peoples.
Based around the themes of Palawa/Aboriginal sovereignty, justice, and society the unit relates these through the perspective of Indigenous scholarship and Aboriginal voices active in these spaces. Palawa society is explored from deep to contemporary time, highlighting the unbroken social and cultural links as well as the dramatic societal and cultural disruption of colonisation. Aboriginal sovereignty explores the historic and contemporary pursuit of rights, inclusive of land rights, political rights as articulated in the Uluru Statement and data sovereignty rights. Under the theme of justice, we examine reparative actions such as Tasmanian constitutional recognition, repatriation of Aboriginal human remains and the processes of formal apologies.
|Unit name||Indigenous Lifeworlds: Sovereignty, Justice, Society|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Doctor Robyn Moore|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply the concept of Indigenous lifeworlds to generate understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political realities of Palawa/Aboriginal life in Lutruwita/Tasmania.
- Describe the ways in which the criticality of the relationship to Country is expressed and practiced within Indigenous Lifeworlds
- Explain and reflect on how Indigenous Lifeworld differs from non-Indigenous Lifeworlds and how these Lifeworld differences shape relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups in Australia.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:XBR113, HUM113
|Assessment||Learnings Portfolio (40%)|Online interpretive task (20%)|Case Study (40%)|
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