Australian Cultural History is a 1988 text which opens up new ways of looking at Australian society, culture and history. The diverse and distinguished authors range across religion, literature, history, popular ideas, painting, ballet, patronage and education. The approach to culture throughout is inclusive, and pluralist - each essay extends the reader's understanding of what makes Australian culture, in a lively and provocative manner. These questions have relevance to all interested in 19th and 20th century social development.
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Table of ContentsPreface F. B. Smith and S. L. Goldberg; 1. The cultural ambivalence of Australian Religion Partick O'Farrell; 2. Anglicanism David Hillard; 3. The roots of Australian anti-suburbanism Alan Gilbert; 4. 'Countrymindedness': the spread of an idea Don Aitkin; 5. Egalitarianism John Hirst; 6. State education and culture R. J. W. Selleck; 7. Intellectuals for export: Australia in the 1920s Helen Bourke; 8. Men of wealth W. D. Rubinstein; 9. Modern nerves, nervous moderns David Walker; 10. Royal progress: the Queen and her Australian subjects Peter Spearitt; 11. Festivals of nationhood: the international exhibitions Graeme Davison; 12. Cultural history: the 'high' and the 'popular' John Rickard; 13. Populism and privilege in Australian painting Terry Smith; 14. Body politics Robin Grove; 15. Self-levelling tall poppies: the authorial self in (male) Australian literature Dirk den Hartog; 16. Louise Hanson-Dyer: the emergence of a patron Jim Davidson; Index.