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Race : John Howard and the Remaking of Australia - Andrew Markus

Race

John Howard and the Remaking of Australia

Paperback Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9781864488661
Number Of Pages: 288

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In recent years race has moved from the fringe and to centre stage.

The number of immigrants; the contest over Aboriginal land rights; the 'Asianisation' of Australia; the response to the Stolen Generations; the treatment of asylum-seekers; the fate of Reconciliation; international scrutiny of our human rights record: hardly a day passes without news stories prompted by current policies on these and other issues with a racial dimension.

Race has an old history in the making of the Australian nation but why has it now re-emerged with renewed vigour? How has race become so prominent? Who reaps the benefits? Will race continue to shape politics in the years ahead?

Race sets out to make sense of this issue's new and increasingly disturbing profile in public life.

List of tables and figures

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART I CONTEXT

1. The racial imagination

2. Change in post-war Australia

PART II STYLE

3. The new conservatism and the naturalness of bigotry

4. John Howard, Leader of the Opposition, Prime Minister

5. The politics of paranoia

6. Pauline Hanson's One Nation

PART III MEANING

7. Interpretations

8. The role of chance in national life

Appendix 1 - Immigration intake

Appendix 2 - Confederate Action Party and One Nation polices compared

Appendix 3 - The electoral fortunes of One Nation

Sources

Select bibliography

Index

ISBN: 9781864488661
ISBN-10: 1864488662
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1