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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 'She'll Be Right, Mate' : Multiculturalism and the Culture of Benign Neglect
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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).


  • Includes a brief concluding comment on Ouyang Yu's poem 'Moon Over Melbourne'

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    y separately published work icon Australian Studies Now : An Introductory Reader in Australian Studies Andrew Hassam (editor), Amit Sarwal (editor), New Delhi : Indialog Publications , 2007 Z1400916 2007 anthology criticism prose Australian Studies Now introduces to an Indian readership many of the best scholars writing on Australia today. Each essay engages with key debates relating to the society and culture of contemporary Australia. This is achieved through analysis of Australia's literature and history, as well as its cinema, theatre, education, its sports and its many religions. Australian Studies Now provides insight into such major topics as Australian nationalism, multiculturalism and Aboriginal Australia. Special attention is paid to Australia's relationship with South Asia. The collection also includes a section on Australian Studies in India. New Delhi : Indialog Publications , 2007 pg. 275-286
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    y separately published work icon Australia : Who Cares? David Callahan (editor), Perth : API Network , 2007 Z1565017 2007 anthology criticism 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) Perth : API Network , 2007 pg. 41-52
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    y separately published work icon Australian Cultural History ACH; Last Drinks vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010 Z1831180 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 131-139
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