Bigger Than Gallipoli. War, History And Memory In Australia

Reed Liz

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: University Of Western Australia Press
Publisher Place: Crawley
Publisher Year: 2004
Edition: First Edition

Description: 204 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: This book is about how Australia ’remembers“ the Second World War, focusing on the year-long commemorative program Australia Remembers 1934-1995, which took place all over Australia from small towns and local organizations to official national events. For many of the Second World War generation this was the recognition that they had been yearning for. This book analyzes how the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the war represented ’remembrance“ visually, in text, and in spectacle, and makes some comparisons with similar events in Canada and New Zealand. Its key themes of nostalgia, memory and commemoration are linked to explorations of how Australia as a nation seeks to reconstruct its identity, and the extent to which Australia Remembers contains new ways of representing previously ignored groups such as Australian Indigenous people and women.

ISBN: 9781920694197


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