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Social exclusion/inclusion for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


Walter, M, Social exclusion/inclusion for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Social Inclusion, 4, (1) pp. 68-76. ISSN 2183-2803 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.17645/si.v4i1.443


Social exclusion social inclusion are useful concepts for making sense of the deeply embedded socio-economic disad-vantaged position of Aboriginal and Torres Islander people in Australian. The concepts not only describe exclusion from social and economic participation; but seek to understand the dynamic processes behind their creation and reproduc-tion. Yet few Australian studies go beyond describing Aboriginal over-representation on social exclusion indicators. Nei-ther do they address the translatability of the concepts from non-Indigenous to Indigenous contexts despite main-stream studies finding the pattern of social exclusion (and therefore what social inclusion might look like) differs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to that of other disadvantaged groups. This paper uses data from the Longi-tudinal Study of Indigenous children to explore patterns of social exclusion across social, economic, well-being and community dimensions for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait families. The paper then develops a contextual under-standing of the processes and patterns that create and sustain social exclusion and the opportunities and challenges of moving to greater social inclusion for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people/s.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:aboriginal, social exclusion, social inclusion, Torres Strait Islander
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social theory
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Social class and inequalities
UTAS Author:Walter, M (Professor Maggie Walter)
ID Code:107887
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-30
Last Modified:2022-08-29
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