Whitefella Jump Up: The Shortest Way to Nationhood

Whitefella Jump Up: The Shortest Way to Nationhood

by Germaine Greer




Although racism is a problem almost everywhere in the world, it is most acute with displaced indigenous people. White Australia, with its terrible treatment of Aborigines, is an extreme case study. In this incisive essay, Germaine Greer shows how it could, should, and must be different. The problem is not the Aborigines but the “settler society” and what it has done to the country. By extension, her line of reasoning applies to race relations throughout the world, and she argues with wit, anger, passion, and supremely memorable prose. Germaine Greer's many books include The Beautiful Boy, The Obstacle Race, The Whole Woman, and the feminist classic, The Female Eunuch, one of the most widely read books of its day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861977397
Publisher: Profile Books Limited
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Germaine Greer is a writer, academic, and critic, and is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of our time. Her bestselling books include The Female Eunuch and The Whole Woman. She lives in northwest Essex, England, and has taught Shakespeare at universities in Australia, Britain, and the United States.

Table of Contents

IThe White Man's Burden1
IIThe Big Idea22
IIIWho Does She Think She Is?33
IVGoing Native41
VCould We Get Away With It?67
VIWhat's In a Name?72
VIIWhat Are We Like?87
VIIIIf Not Terra Nullius, Then What?104
IXOur Place120
Germaine Greer's Last Word217

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