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Governing Prosperity: Social Change and Social Analysis in Australia in the 1950s
     

Governing Prosperity: Social Change and Social Analysis in Australia in the 1950s

by Nicholas Brown
 

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The 1950s' undeniable prosperity has become synonymous with conservatism, and inertia seen as its hallmark. This book offers a fresh and challenging interpretation of the 1950s in Australia. Nicholas Brown presents the decade as a time of great change, brought about by affluence. Society became increasingly complex, mass consumption reached new heights and

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The 1950s' undeniable prosperity has become synonymous with conservatism, and inertia seen as its hallmark. This book offers a fresh and challenging interpretation of the 1950s in Australia. Nicholas Brown presents the decade as a time of great change, brought about by affluence. Society became increasingly complex, mass consumption reached new heights and Australia's role in the world and the region was re-cast. The book looks at the ways in which those overseeing society responded to these post-war changes; in short, how they governed prosperity. A history of ideas as well as cultural, intellectual and institutional history, Governing Prosperity is a major reassessment of the 1950s. It will be particularly important for its analysis of the significance of the decade in the development of Australian society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521477321
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Studies in Australian History Series
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

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