Australia’s minority community printed press history in global context: an introduction

Dewhirst, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5278-0075 and Scully, Richard (2020) Australia’s minority community printed press history in global context: an introduction. In: The transnational voices of Australia’s migrant and minority press. Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-3-030-43638-4


Abstract

The history of the printed press in Australia parallels that of other countries in building on the developments of a long chronicle of newspaper culture generally, and reflecting traditions and practices established abroad, notably from Britain and Europe. Such developments and traditions speak to the particular which, in Australia as elsewhere, was not limited to mainstream or elite enterprises. Instead, for those who launched various forms of newspaper initiatives, a myriad of cultural, Indigenous, ethnic, political, social, and often linguistic influences converged with modern innovations to serve local and minority communities. This chapter introduces the volume The Transnational Voices of Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press, and explores the foundations of Australia’s minority community newspapers and other periodicals and the scholarship which began to recognise their significance, and argues how analysis of the printed press requires a close reading, while also going beyond what is printed on the page. By approaching the histories of migrant and minority communities through the printed press, we suggest the lens of “voices” contributes to a greater appreciation of the significance of newspaper culture in the fledgling field of printed press history.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 04:53
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 06:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiculturalism; minority communities; print culture; globalization; national identity
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430323 Transnational history
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130799 Understanding past societies not elsewhere classified
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43639-1_1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40433

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