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Aborigines in Australia.

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  • Essay length: 3309 words
  • Submitted: 14/06/2004
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GCSE Sociology

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Aborigines in Australia

Soc 305 Minority Group Relations

Prof. Kim Cummins

Luis Robles De Jesus

Park University

2004

Outline:

A) Introduction and Overview of the History of the Relationship

B) Analysis of the Plight of the Australian Aborigines

1. Functional Theory

2. Conflict Theory

3. Interactive Theory

C. Conclusion

Foreword:

The aborigines in Australia have been the subject of controversy and attention towards the end of the 20th century because of their maltreatment in the hands of their British colonizers and continued persecution in a land they rightfully own. Their rich culture, which dates back to the Ice and Stone Age, is near extinction because of the oppression they suffered through time. In spite of the odds, however, the remaining children of this near extinct but proud race are fighting valiantly to survive and preserve their proof of existence in a world dominated by educated and civilized people.

This essay analyzes the plight of this minority group in three theoretical perspectives namely: Functional Theory, Conflict Theory, and Interactive Theory. A comparison of the circumstances of Australian aborigines with a minority group in the

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