From the Ruins of Colonialism: History as Social Memory - Studies in Australian History (Paperback)
  • From the Ruins of Colonialism: History as Social Memory - Studies in Australian History (Paperback)
zoom

From the Ruins of Colonialism: History as Social Memory - Studies in Australian History (Paperback)

(author)
£27.00
Paperback 260 Pages / Published: 27/03/1997
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
From the Ruins of Colonialism throws fresh light on the history of memory, forgetting and colonialism. Focusing on Australia, the book charts how film, public commemorations, history textbooks and museums have, in a strange ensemble, become something called Australian History. It considers key moments of historical imagination, including the legends of Captain Cook and the Eureka Stockade, events such as the 1988 Bicentennial celebrations and the shipwrecked woman Eliza Fraser, whose story reflects anxieties about race and gender. This book argues for a new sense of remembering. Rather than being content with a culture of amnesia, it makes the case for learning to belong in the ruins of colonial histories. Chris Healy's investigation of these historical cultures and narratives is innovative and stimulating and will become a powerful statement for new histories.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521565769
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

Helmet for my Pillow
Added to basket
With the Old Breed
Added to basket
The Australian Army in World War I
Added to basket
White Beech
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Terra Nullius
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Pattern of Islands
Added to basket
Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty
Added to basket
Australia
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Sea Harrier Over The Falklands
Added to basket
Pol Pot
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Sydney
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Battle Story: Iwo Jima 1945
Added to basket
Beneath the Heart of the Sea
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.