Rethinking Sociology, Social Darwinism and Aboriginal Peoples

  • Kathleen Butler
    University of Newcaslte


In various fora, Australian sociologists have recognised a need for greater Indigenous content and perspectives in their teaching practice. This paper addresses how this can occur through critiquing the inclusion of Darwin and Durkheim in undergraduate sociology teaching. It then provides a brief consideration of the author’s own teaching practice and a workshop that she ran to address some of the problematic issues that she had identified.

Published: 2016-01-01
Pages:17 to 27
Section: Articles
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How to Cite
Butler, K. (2016). Rethinking Sociology, Social Darwinism and Aboriginal Peoples. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 9(1), 17-27.