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Who, in Australia, is doing the caring, and how encouraging are the examples of caring that Australia gives us? Australia-Who Cares? examines these questions from a variety of perspectives and incorporates discussion of immigration and asylum seekers, Indigenous Australians, multiculturalism and the environment, and the representation of these issues in photography, media, literature, law, and policy. Underpinning these considerations is the question of Australia itself: what makes this country what it is? This collection recasts some of the thorniest debates that the nation is presently faced with in terms of caring or, as a number of the chapters uncover, not caring. Surprising and thought-provoking, this collection will inspire debate and reflection on what it means to be Australian. Contributions by Michael Ackland, Stephen Alomes, Veronica Brady, Nicholas Brown, David Callahan, Kathryn Choules, Toija Cinque, Uros Cvoro, Catherine Dunne, Vicki Grieves, Fincina Hopgood, Anne Maxwell, Carol Merli, Wenche Ommundsen, Emily Potter, Libby Robin, Kay Schaffer, John Scheckter, Kay Souter, and Gerhard Stilz. (publishers Flyer sighted 05/03/2009)


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* Contents derived from the Perth, Western Australia,:API Network , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'Teach Us to Care and Not to Care' : Settling into Australia at Last?, Veronica Brady , single work criticism (p. 15-24)
Indigenous Australians : Well-served by Current Public Policy? Some Reflections on the Indigenous History Wars, Victoria L. Grieves , single work criticism
'The 'history wars' debate in Australia has a strong subtext of conflict over the development of Commonwealth Government policy and programs to address Indigenous disadvantage. The election of the Whitlam Labor government (1972-1975) marked a watershed; the Commonwealth became involved in addressing the disadvantage that state governments had seemingly ignored. The policies were called policies of 'self-determination' for Australia's Indigenous people as they involved the direct funding of Aboriginal community controlled organisations. These policies are often opposed by sections of Australian society as being potentially divisive and unnecessary. The simplistic mantra of Pauline Hanson, Australians should be treated the same', encapsulates this point of view, and represents a thinly-disguised attack on the validity and integrity of Indigenous survivors of colonialism and also a denial of the role of history in contemporary life. In the light of this, it is. '
(p. 25-40)
'She'll Be Right, Mate' : Multiculturalism and the Culture of Benign Neglect, Wenche Ommundsen , single work criticism
Noting that 'Thirty years after its introduction, the meaning, impact and politics of multiculturalism are still contested issues in Australia', the author aims 'to examine some of the concepts, metaphors and rhetorical strategies commonly deployed in contemporary political discourse in order to tease out the complexity, or, to put it more bluntly, conceptual muddle, informing the construction of multiculturalism in Australian public debate' (Australian Cultural History Vol:28 No:2/3, 2010, p.131).
(p. 41-52)
Careful Mapping: Cassandra Pybus and Richard Flanagan Redraw Tasmania, John Scheckter , single work criticism (p. 107-123)
Bridges and Troubled Waters, Carol Merli , single work criticism (p. 123-133)
Beyond the Rabbit-Proof Fence: Audience Response and an Ethic of Care, Kay Schaffer , Emily Potter , single work criticism (p. 187-202)
'She Our Gudja' : Some Reflections on Representations of Mothering, Race, Relatedness, and Aboriginal Autobiography, Kay Torney Souter , single work criticism (p. 203-216)
Caring for Children in Australia: The Separation of Mother and Child in Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang, Catherine Dunne , single work criticism (p. 217-236)
'I Vill Dry and Gure Him' : Ambiguities of Care in the Mirror of Australian Fiction, Michael Ackland , single work criticism (p. 218-252)

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