Articles by: Richard Davis

Author Biography:

Dr Richard Davis is an anthropologist who has worked with Indigenous people across northern and central Australia, and the Torres Strait. He has held academic positions in several Australian universities, worked as an applied anthropologist, and advised the federal government and British Museum on the protection and repatriation of Indigenous human remains. He is currently employed as an anthropologist by the federal government.

Dark Emu’s Critics

Whereas The Politics of Suffering, both essay and book, found a white audience willing to embrace his conservative view of Aboriginal people, Sutton’s promotion of Aboriginal permanence in this book has likely missed the contemporary zeitgeist.