Australia and the British Embrace

Australia and the British Embrace : The Demise of the Imperial Ideal

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This title offers an interpretation on the demise of the traditional poltical, economic and sentimental ties between Australia and Great Britain. It argues that that the steady waining of "British race patriotism" in Australia did not occur because of assertive Australian cultural nationalism, as is often suggested. Rather it was a reaction to the UK's determination to carve out a new political and economic future as a member of the European Community.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 135.6 x 255 x 20.3mm | 544.32g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522849997
  • 9780522849998
  • 1,197,056

About Stuart Ward

Stuart Ward completed his PhD at the University of Sydney and is now a lecturer in history at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College, London, and at the University of Southern Denmark. He has edited Courting the Common Market (with R. T. Griffiths, 1996) and British Culture and the End of Empire (2001).show more

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"A stunning and challenging contribution to the core question of Australian historiography." --"Australian Book Review"show more

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