‘More than love’: Locality and affects of indigeneity in Northern Queensland

Benjamin Richard Smith*

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    The issue of personal and family connections to traditional homelands has been the subject of considerable attention—and dispute—in Australia’s ‘native title era’. This paper examines contemporary Indigenous connections to country in Central Cape York Peninsula and, in particular, the affective aspects of local and diaspora ties to place. Drawing on recent theorisations of place and locality, I outline some of the ways in which Indigenous attachments to specific localities are becoming both more complex and increasingly inflected by the location of Indigenous people within late modern liberal society.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)221-235
    Number of pages15
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


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