Being Australian: Narratives of National Identity

Being Australian: Narratives of National Identity

by Catriona Elder



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781741149289
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Catriona Elder lectures in the department of sociology and social policy at the University of Sydney.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Stories in the making

1 Imagining nations: Telling national tales 23

2 The working man is everywhere: Class and national identity 40

3 The invisible woman: Gender and nation 65

4 Populate or perish: Sexuality and nation 93

5 White Australia meets multiculturalism: Ethnicity and nation 115

6 The myth of terra nullius: Indigeneity and nation 147

Part 2 Ways of being Australian

7 The cultural nation: Art, cinema and music 181

8 The heart of the country: Place, space and land 212

9 The land of the long weekend: Public holidays and national events 239

10 Taking to the streets: (non) National uses of public spaces 262

11 Backyards and barracking: The everyday in Australia 287

12 Australia on display: Museums, heritage and the national capital 320

Conclusion 352

Glossary 354

Bibliography 362

Index 381

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