Australian Left Review

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Discussion: ALR 49


Ruaric Dixon


There is much to disagree with in Gary Nicholls’ article "Interpretations of Black History" (ALR No. 47, July 1975) but I dissent specifically from his assumption that aboriginal society is "but one more instance of the process that precedes capitalism” (p.51), i.e. simply an earlier stage in the system of human progress leading to capitalist society; and that a reconstituted aboriginal society has no right to existence in the 20th century and has no role in challenging the hegemony of capitalist society (p.51).



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