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The Resource The imaginary Australian : Anglo-Celts and identity, 1788 to the present, Miriam Dixson

The imaginary Australian : Anglo-Celts and identity, 1788 to the present, Miriam Dixson

Label
The imaginary Australian : Anglo-Celts and identity, 1788 to the present
Title
The imaginary Australian
Title remainder
Anglo-Celts and identity, 1788 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Dixson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examination of the nature of Australian national identity; includes reference to Aborigines discussed in terms of violence, racism, guilt, remorse and memory; questions the characterisation of race relations through forgetting and silence (Stanner) and violence (Rowley); argues that simplified historical narratives about race relations impede reparative energy in race relations; psychological understanding of racism; theories of the nation; crisis of history and time in Australia and its impact on identity
Cataloging source
ANB:REV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dixson, Miriam
Dewey number
305.800994
Index
index present
LC call number
DU107
LC item number
.D58 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nation-state
  • Nationalism
  • National characteristics, Australian
  • Australia
Label
The imaginary Australian : Anglo-Celts and identity, 1788 to the present, Miriam Dixson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [209]-210
Contents
Introduction: the imaginary and the self; The core culture and coherence; The civic identity and the surface self; The broad agenda; Black armband history? -- Australia and identity: thinking identity; globalisation, fragmentation and "holding"; "Strewth! he's history"; Bridge to a "more inclusive, human identity?"; Mourning and moving on -- The nation: elite plot? intellectual invention? demotic insurance? : the debate; the nation: "civic" versus "ethnic" models; the nation: not only "oppressive" but "invented"? women and the nation -- Civil society and the nation -- Australian identity interrogated: "part of Asia"?; a "weak" identity?; History and its discontents (with apologies to Freud) -- The imaginary: forgetting and remembering: forgetting and the flat imaginary; Convicts; Indigenous Australians: reparations and remembering; An unbroken arc of systematic brutality?; How might racism and reparation work in the imaginary? -- The nation and the imaginary: Althusser: the nation as illusion; Tom Nairn: the nation as demotic insurance; Benedict Anderson: the nation - "such limited imaginings"; Julia Kristeva: the nation - "a dam against barbarity"; What about Australia? -- Conclusion: understanding the apostles
Control code
000014359082
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780868406657
Lccn
00340416
Label
The imaginary Australian : Anglo-Celts and identity, 1788 to the present, Miriam Dixson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [209]-210
Contents
Introduction: the imaginary and the self; The core culture and coherence; The civic identity and the surface self; The broad agenda; Black armband history? -- Australia and identity: thinking identity; globalisation, fragmentation and "holding"; "Strewth! he's history"; Bridge to a "more inclusive, human identity?"; Mourning and moving on -- The nation: elite plot? intellectual invention? demotic insurance? : the debate; the nation: "civic" versus "ethnic" models; the nation: not only "oppressive" but "invented"? women and the nation -- Civil society and the nation -- Australian identity interrogated: "part of Asia"?; a "weak" identity?; History and its discontents (with apologies to Freud) -- The imaginary: forgetting and remembering: forgetting and the flat imaginary; Convicts; Indigenous Australians: reparations and remembering; An unbroken arc of systematic brutality?; How might racism and reparation work in the imaginary? -- The nation and the imaginary: Althusser: the nation as illusion; Tom Nairn: the nation as demotic insurance; Benedict Anderson: the nation - "such limited imaginings"; Julia Kristeva: the nation - "a dam against barbarity"; What about Australia? -- Conclusion: understanding the apostles
Control code
000014359082
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780868406657
Lccn
00340416

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