psychologists as contributing to the deskilling, declassing
and degrading of the field.
Yet it is also necessary to signal the high contemporary level of Aboriginal unemployment(49) and the interlinked high levels of gaol-occupancy and relatively low standards of health and housing have situated many Aborigines in, for want of a better term, the 'lumpenproletariat.' The apparent declassing
of Aborigines is a phenomenon identifiable across the entire history of whiteaustralia; but it is also an illusion that has been intensified by the recession that Australia has undergone in the 1980s and is still experiencing.
The contribution of Wolff and Resnick is their effort to resurrect and build Marxism in the face of the declassing
of the socialist project by intellectuals who have moved on to post-liberalism (see Bowles and Herbert Gintis, Capitalism and Democracy) and post-Marxism (see Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy).