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Australian National Identity (#313 in Issues In Society Series)

Justin Healey (Ed)

Paperback 2010-04-01

Publisher Description

Australia is a young and culturally diverse nation which often struggles with how to define its national identity. * What does it mean to be an Australian? * What are the values and symbols that represent Australian citizenship and patriotism?

This book presents a range of opinions on how the national identity has been shaped through Australian citizenship, symbols and values: multiculturalism, tolerance (a 'fair go'), national symbols (including the flag debate), British colonial influence, indigenous heritage and dispossession, freedom and democracy (including the republic debate), egalitarianism, the landscape (beaches and 'the bush'), mateship, larrikinism, the Anzac spirit, sporting obsession, outdoor lifestyle, our image overseas, and what it means to be 'un-Australian'. * When does patriotism become provocation? * Do we as a people have an ideal or actual view of our collective identity* should we in fact embrace and celebrate multiple identities?

??Chapter 1: Australian Citizenship, Symbols and Values
?About Australia; The evolution of Australia's multicultural policy; Cultural diversity; Australian values and principles; New citizenship test to assess knowledge of civics; Australian national flag; Australian national anthem; Australia Day timeline; National colours; Commonwealth coat of arms; Australian national dress.??Chapter 2: Opinions on Australian Identity
?Does Australia have a national identity?; Australian identity; I love a sunburnt anomaly; The day that tells the nation's story; Changing Australia Day; Should Australia have a new flag?; Australian republic debate; Australia's national identity; Fight free of Anzac, lest we forget other stories; One nation, many cultures; It's time to reclaim patriotism from the racist narcissists; When patriotism becomes provocation; Diversity breeds a stronger identity; Why it's Australian to be un-Australian. ?

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Publisher Description

Australia is a young and culturally diverse nation which often struggles with how to define its national identity. * What does it mean to be an Australian? * What are the values and symbols that represent Australian citizenship and patriotism?

This book presents a range of opinions on how the national identity has been shaped through Australian citizenship, symbols and values: multiculturalism, tolerance (a 'fair go'), national symbols (including the flag debate), British colonial influence, indigenous heritage and dispossession, freedom and democracy (including the republic debate), egalitarianism, the landscape (beaches and 'the bush'), mateship, larrikinism, the Anzac spirit, sporting obsession, outdoor lifestyle, our image overseas, and what it means to be 'un-Australian'. * When does patriotism become provocation? * Do we as a people have an ideal or actual view of our collective identity* should we in fact embrace and celebrate multiple identities?

??Chapter 1: Australian Citizenship, Symbols and Values
?About Australia; The evolution of Australia's multicultural policy; Cultural diversity; Australian values and principles; New citizenship test to assess knowledge of civics; Australian national flag; Australian national anthem; Australia Day timeline; National colours; Commonwealth coat of arms; Australian national dress.??Chapter 2: Opinions on Australian Identity
?Does Australia have a national identity?; Australian identity; I love a sunburnt anomaly; The day that tells the nation's story; Changing Australia Day; Should Australia have a new flag?; Australian republic debate; Australia's national identity; Fight free of Anzac, lest we forget other stories; One nation, many cultures; It's time to reclaim patriotism from the racist narcissists; When patriotism becomes provocation; Diversity breeds a stronger identity; Why it's Australian to be un-Australian. ?

Koorong Code310753
ISBN1921507241
EAN9781921507243
Pages48
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryChristian Worldview
Sub-CategoryAustralian Affairs
PublisherSpinney Press
Publication DateApr 2010
Dimensions0 x 210 x 297mm
Weight0.25kg