The strain to hold ground: site-based conflict and an Indigenous ideology of water and place

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Heckenberg, Robyn. 2019. "The strain to hold ground: site-based conflict and an Indigenous ideology of water and place." Collins, Pauline, Igreja, Victor and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) The nexus among place, conflict and communication in a globalising world. Singapore. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 17-36
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The strain to hold ground: site-based conflict and an Indigenous ideology of water and place

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleThe nexus among place, conflict and communication in a globalising world
Authors
AuthorHeckenberg, Robyn
EditorsCollins, Pauline, Igreja, Victor and Danaher, Patrick Alan
Page Range17-36
Chapter Number2
Number of Pages20
Year2019
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationSingapore
ISBN9789811359248
9789811359255
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-5925-5_2
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-13-5925-5_2
Abstract

In terms of duties and obligations, Indigenous peoples hold true to stories about the way to treat and respect the land, the water and the sky, yet globally water and land resources, in particular, have become locations of conflict. The degradation of the rivers, and of the land associated with resourcing water, creates sites of conflict between commercial capitalist ideology and Indigenous utilitarian and spiritual difference. ‘The strain to hold ground’ analyses the clash in ideology between the Australian contemporary colonial state and Indigenous interests and value systems. The research is substantiated by a number of examples of intercultural communication break-down, where the nexus between place and cultural difference manifests as conflict arising from the uneven relationship between the colonised and the coloniser.

Keywordsland management, water management, Indigenous tribal custom
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020450399. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges and management not elsewhere classified
450599. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsCollege for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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