Legacies of violence: rendering the unspeakable past in modern Australia

"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 fr...

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Contributors: Mason, Robert (HerausgeberIn)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford Berghahn 2017
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Summary:"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"--Provided by publisher
Introduction: Rendering the legacies of the past / Robert Mason -- The politics of state-sanctioned violence in Australia : racialized constructions of nation / Linda Briskman -- Part I. Hidden violence -- Uncovering the shameful : sexual violence on an Australian colonial frontier / Libby Connors -- Fighting for dignity : migrant identities in the workplaces of northern Australia / Robert Mason -- The family trust : on assimilation, migration and concealing ambivalent identities / Ruth Longdin -- Legacies of the Uyghur homeland and Uyghur-Australians / Anna Hayes -- Part II. Intimate violence -- The Greek Civil War, child removal, and traumatic pasts in Australia / Joy Damousi -- From hell to hope : postwar Jewish Holocaust survivor migration / Suzanne Rutland -- HIV/AIDS, loss, and the Australian gay community / Robert Reynolds and Shirleene Robinson -- Part III. Sanctioned violence -- The RSL and post-World War I returned soldier violence in Australia / Martin Crotty -- Service personnel : Australian experiences of interculturality and violence in British India / Richard Gehrmann -- Race and ethnicity in sex crimes trials from 1950s Australia / Andy Kaladelfos and Lisa Featherstone -- The violence of exclusion : Australia's migration zone excision and the state of exception / Farida Fozdar
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:vii, 258 pages 24 cm
ISBN:9781785334368