Colonisation, racism and indigenous health

Paradies, Yin 2016, Colonisation, racism and indigenous health, Journal of population research, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 83-96, doi: 10.1007/s12546-016-9159-y.

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Title Colonisation, racism and indigenous health
Author(s) Paradies, YinORCID iD for Paradies, Yin orcid.org/0000-0001-9927-7074
Journal name Journal of population research
Volume number 33
Issue number 1
Start page 83
End page 96
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-03
ISSN 1443-2447
1835-9469
Keyword(s) Colonisation
Racism
Health
Indigenous
Settler
Australia
Summary In settler-colonies such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, the historical impacts of colonisation on the health, social, economic and cultural experiences of Indigenous peoples are well documented. However, despite being a commonly deployed trope, there has been scant attention paid to precisely how colonial processes contribute to contemporary disparities in health between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in these nation-states. After considering pertinent issues in defining indigeneity, this paper focuses on operationalising colonisation as a driver of indigenous health, with reference to emerging concepts such as historical trauma. Conceptualisations of coloniality vis-á-vis health and their critiques are then examined alongside the role of racism as an intersecting and overlapping phenomenon. To conclude, approaches to understanding and explaining Indigenous disadvantage are considered alongside the potential of decolonisation, before exploring ramifications for the future of settler-indigenous relations.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s12546-016-9159-y
Field of Research 1603 Demography
1608 Sociology
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
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