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Who"s Australia? - Whose Australia? Contemporary politics, society and culture in Australia

Who"s Australia? - Whose Australia? Contemporary politics, society and culture in Australia

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Published by WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier in Trier .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • OUR Brockhaus selection,
  • English Literature

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesELCH/Studies in English Literary and Cultural History=ELK/Studien z. Engl. Literatur-u. Kulturwiss -- 14
    ContributionsHrsg.: West-Pavlov, Russell
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22730228M
    ISBN 103884767577

    Australia is a society characterised by inequality; however, it is not a society in which power is concentrated. Every individual in Australia has power. Whether they use that power to the full extent of its potential largely depends on how aware they are of the power they have at their disposal. Modern society is asserting a confident and unique identity through its diversity, language(s), architecture, ‘Australianised’ cuisine, bush identity and sporting prowess. Australia is the 6th largest country in the world, yet its population is comparatively small at only roughly 24 million people.

      Australia and Oceania’s physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. Cultural Geography Historic Cultures Indigenous cultures shaped, and were shaped by, the geography of Australia and Oceania. Polynesian culture, for example, developed as Southeast Asian sailors explored the South Pacific. The National Library of Australia has very rich collections of historical material supporting the study of Australian politics and government. Some of these are listed here; Catalogue searches will reveal more, in all formats including Pictures, Manuscripts, Oral Histories and Ephemera.

      The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef. In a field severely dominated by men, even more so than hardcore sciences, Martha Nussbaum compensates for this in two ways. Originally hailing from New York, she is now a professor at the University of Chicago, she is a passionate and fervent advocate of women’s rights and her views on feminism are elaborate, bold, and always fruitfully controversial.


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