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IAS3104 Indigenous Peoples and the West
Credit Points: 15

This unit provides a global historical context for the post-contact experience of Indigenous Australians. The first part of the unit outlines European expansion from 1492 to World War II and the economic, religious and scientific factors that motivated it. Apache, Maori and Tasmanian case studies illustrate the impacts of invasion and dispossession on Indigenous communities. The second part of the unit explores reasons for European expansion and domination, outlining Eurasia's' original ecological advantage, the development of early agricultural communities, the classical period, the renaissance, reformation, agrarian and industrial revolutions. The third part of the unit focuses on the emergence of capitalism, democracy and the modern nation state, detailing the 19th and 20th century social and institutional developments that underpin the contemporary dominance of Western industrial democracy.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIAABRIndigenous Studies Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008