The Resource Rabbit syndrome : Australia and America, Don Watson

Rabbit syndrome : Australia and America, Don Watson

Label
Rabbit syndrome : Australia and America
Title
Rabbit syndrome
Title remainder
Australia and America
Statement of responsibility
Don Watson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the fourth Quarterly Essay Don Watson takes an analytical look at the ways in which the Australian imagination has always been dominated by America. Why are they so much better than we are? Even when it comes to producing books like the Updike "Rabbit" sequence that tell us what we are like? Why are they also a land of executioners who have nevertheless created the least bad empire the world has seen? Can we really expect to be deputies to America? And what about our own sacred story (the progressive one) that we have sold for the sake of the Americanisation of our own society? If we can't have a friendly independent relationship with America, why don't we go the whole hog and join them? In a dark, brooding, moody essay, Don Watson plays on the paradoxes of Australia's feeling about America and offers a scathing view of an Australian culture that is asking to be engulfed by its great and powerful friend because the mental process is already so advanced. This is a brilliant meditation round a set of paradoxes that are central to our long-term anxieties and hopes
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Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
Characteristic
sound
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Don
Intended audience
Adult
Series statement
Borrowbox
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International relations
  • United States
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Rabbit syndrome : Australia and America, Don Watson
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BLI_023076&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
  • volume
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier.
  • rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921825033
Media category
  • unmediated
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781921825033
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Rabbit syndrome : Australia and America, Don Watson
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BLI_023076&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
  • volume
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier.
  • rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921825033
Media category
  • unmediated
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781921825033
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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