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From the ruins of colonialism : history as social memory, Chris Healy

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From the ruins of colonialism : history as social memory
Title
From the ruins of colonialism
Title remainder
history as social memory
Statement of responsibility
Chris Healy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Ruins of Colonialism throws new light on the history of memory, forgetting and colonialism. Focusing on Australia, the book charts how film, public commemorations, history textbooks and museums have, in a strange ensemble, become something called Australian History. It considers key moments of historical imagination, including the legends of Captain Cook and the Eureka Stockade, events such as the 1988 Bicentennial celebrations and the shipwrecked woman Eliza Fraser, whose story reflects anxieties about race and gender. This book argues for a new sense of remembering. Rather than being content with a culture of amnesia, it makes the case for learning to belong in the ruins of colonial histories. Chris Healy's investigation of these historical cultures and narratives is innovative and stimulating and will become a powerful statement for new histories" - Publishers description: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam027/96020475.html
Cataloging source
ANB:REV
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Healy, Chris
Dewey number
994.0072
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DU108
LC item number
.H38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Australian history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cook, James
  • Fraser, Eliza
  • History
  • Postcolonialism
  • Social history
  • Social psychology
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
From the ruins of colonialism : history as social memory, Chris Healy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 224-245
Contents
Introduction: From the ruins of colonialism -- In the beginning - Captain Cook and genesis: white histories of Cook - Captain Cook and death: black histories of Cook -- Installing memory - We remember for you: the memory-work of museums - 'History is disliked': the memory-work of schooling -- In the event - Battle memories: echoes of Eureka - Eliza Fraser and the impossibility of postcolonial history
Control code
000012287323
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 249 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 donated by Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780521562782
Lccn
96020475
Other physical details
ill., facsims
Label
From the ruins of colonialism : history as social memory, Chris Healy
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 224-245
Contents
Introduction: From the ruins of colonialism -- In the beginning - Captain Cook and genesis: white histories of Cook - Captain Cook and death: black histories of Cook -- Installing memory - We remember for you: the memory-work of museums - 'History is disliked': the memory-work of schooling -- In the event - Battle memories: echoes of Eureka - Eliza Fraser and the impossibility of postcolonial history
Control code
000012287323
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 249 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 donated by Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780521562782
Lccn
96020475
Other physical details
ill., facsims

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