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Power of Speech - Australian Prime Ministers Defining the National Image (Paperback, 2nd New edition) Loot Price: R505 Discovery Miles 5 050

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Power of Speech - Australian Prime Ministers Defining the National Image (Paperback, 2nd New edition): James Curran, Paul Kelly
Power of Speech - Australian Prime Ministers Defining the National Image (Paperback, 2nd New edition): James Curran, Paul Kelly

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James Curran, Paul Kelly

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The subjects of this book are five fascinating prime ministers-Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and John Howard-and how they view Australia. Until the 1960s, our nation believed itself to be British. Then, during a decade of momentous change, this concept of our national identity collapsed. It was buried by the forces of cultural and political renewal; by disturbing and exciting developments in Asia; and by a dawning recognition that the global era of colonial power was over. The result was a crisis of national meaning reflected in public debates about multiculturalism, Australia's relationships with its Asian neighbours, the dispossession of indigenous Australians, and the nation's involvement in war. In recent years, our political leaders have played a conspicuous role in the controversy. In The Power of Speech, James Curran explores the end of the idea of British Australia, and how successive prime ministers have attempted to assert personal, and often competing, visions of Australian nationalism in its place. This highly original study of prime ministerial rhetoric exposes the sources of our most powerful leaders' beliefs about

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Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: March 2006
Authors: James Curran • Paul Kelly
Dimensions: 198 x 133 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 400
Edition: 2nd New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-522-85248-6
Barcode: 9780522852486
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Nationalism
Books > Humanities > History > Australasian & Pacific history > From 1900
Books > History > Australasian & Pacific history > From 1900
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Books > Humanities > History > Australasian & Pacific history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 0-522-85248-3

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