Review of Hoodwinked: how Pauline Hanson fooled a nation and The rise of right-populism: Pauline Hanson's One Nation and Australian politics [Book review]

Gehrmann, Richard (2019) Review of Hoodwinked: how Pauline Hanson fooled a nation and The rise of right-populism: Pauline Hanson's One Nation and Australian politics [Book review]. Queensland Review, 26 (Special Issue 2). pp. 290-292. ISSN 1321-8166

Abstract

The presumption that Queensland has an inherently conservative popular culture was promulgated on social media through the # Quexit phenomena following the 2019 Australian election, with the associated false presumption that Queensland was responsible for the election result. These two books examine right wing populism in Australia and the rise of Pauline Hanson's One Nation party. My review demonstrates that although the diversities of regionalism and the Queensland sense of difference outlined in the work of novelist Thea Astley certainly have shaped Queensland culture, populism is a far more complex political phenomenon that deserves serious analysis. This is an Australia-wide phenomenon and purportedly progressive states such as New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania have also contributed to populist and right wing conservative trends in Australian politics, making Queensland less unique than often supposed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2019 02:54
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 03:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: populism; Australian politics; Queensland difference; Pauline Hanson
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Identification Number or DOI: doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/qre.2019.34
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37478

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