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The Positioning of Indigenous Australians as Health Care Recipients


Guthrie, J and Walter, M, The Positioning of Indigenous Australians as Health Care Recipients, When Culture impacts health: global lessons for effective health research, Elsevier, Cathy Banwell, Stanley J Ulljaszek, Jane Dixon (ed), New York, pp. 237-249. ISBN 9780124159211 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-415921-1.00021-X


The everyday operations of Australia's socioeconomic, racial, and cultural hierarchies have health consequences for Indigenous Australians. By comparing the socioeconomic and demographic positioning of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, we explore how the dominant "being" and "doing" of those who operate and control the health system impact Indigenous Australians. The ramifications of the ontological chasm between the two are then demonstrated in what happens, or not, around the seemingly straightforward task of collecting Indigenous status data for health statistics. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Walter, M (Professor Maggie Walter)
ID Code:84904
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-06-05
Last Modified:2017-12-14

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