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Rev. of Sarah Madison, Beyond White Guilt, by Greg Lehman (Sarah Maddison. Beyond White Guilt: the real challenge for Black-White relations in Australia. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2011)

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Lehman, G, Rev. of Sarah Madison, Beyond White Guilt, by Greg Lehman (Sarah Maddison. Beyond White Guilt: the real challenge for Black-White relations in Australia. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2011), The Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia (JEASA), 2, (2) pp. 149-151. ISSN 2013-6897 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]


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Abstract

Australia’s symbolic head of state, the Governor-General, is appointed by what many in Australia consider to be a ‘foreign power’ – the English Crown. The current sovereign of Australia, to use her correct title, is Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth. This relationship symbolises better than any other, the tangible reality of Australia’s enduring relationship with its past. While conservative scholars, media commentators and leaders of industry continue to urge Australians to look to the future, rather than the past for cultural and economic inspiration of what is possible in the ‘Lucky Country’, even the most optimistic gaze continues to be obscured by the legacies of British Dominion. Sarah Maddison, Associate Professor in School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales, confronts this problem in her new book Beyond White Guilt. She refers to is as Australia’s ‘long colonial shadow’.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:Australia, colonial legacy, Aboriginal
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Lehman, G (Dr Greg Lehman)
ID Code:146082
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Aboriginal Engagement
Deposited On:2021-08-20
Last Modified:2021-08-20
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