White possession : the legacy of Cook's choice

Moreton-Robinson, Aileen M. (2009) White possession : the legacy of Cook's choice. In Summo-O'Connell, Renata (Ed.) Imagined Australia : Reflections around the reciprocal constructions of identity between Australia and Europe. Peter Lang, Bern, Germany, pp. 27-42.

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Book Synopsis: From Terra Nullius to Land of Opportunities and Last Frontier, the European dream has constructed and deconstructed Australia to feed its imagination of new societies. At the same time Australia has over the last two centuries forged and re-invented its own liaisons with Europe arguably to carve out its identity. From the arts to social sciences, to society itself, a complex dynamic has grown between the two continents in ways that invite study and discussion. A transnational research group has begun its collective investigation project of which this first volume is the outcome. The book is a substantial multidisciplinary collection of current research and offers critical perspectives on culture, literature and history around themes at the heart of the Imagined Australia project. The essays instigate reflection, discovery and discussion of how reciprocal imagining between Australia and Europe has articulated itself and ways and dimensions in which a relationship between communities, imagined and not, has unfolded.

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ID Code: 28625
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Australia-Relations-Europe, Europe-Relations, Australia-Foreign public opinion, Summo-O'Connell, Renata, Moreton-Robinson, Aileen
ISBN: 9783034300087
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2009 05:06
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2012 23:27

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