Legacies of violence: rendering the unspeakable past in modern Australia

Mason, Robert (2017) Legacies of violence: rendering the unspeakable past in modern Australia. Bergahn Books, New York, United States. ISBN 978-1-78533-436-8

Abstract

Whether in the form of warfare, dispossession, forced migration, or social prejudice, Australia’s sense of nationhood was born from—and continues to be defined by—experiences of violence. Legacies of Violence probes this brutal legacy through case studies that range from the colonial frontier to modern domestic spaces, exploring themes of empathy, isolation, and Australians’ imagined place in the world. Moving beyond the primacy that is typically accorded white accounts of violence, contributors place particular emphasis on the experiences of those perceived to be on the social periphery, repositioning them at the center of Australia’s relationship to global events and debates.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 01:43
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 00:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; history; violence; nationhood; warfare; indigenous dispossession; migration; prejudice
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32697

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