Until a generation ago, "Britishness" lay at the heart of Australian political culture. How and why did this fundamental idea lose its meaning for Australians and their political institutions? Australia and the British Embrace is an engrossing account of the unraveling of Britishness in Australian political life.
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Stuart Ward completed his Ph.D. 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 is the editor of Courting the Common Market (with R. T. Griffiths, 1996) and British Culture and the End of Empire (2001).
“Ward successfully challenges recent writing which has tended to antedate Australia's rejection of the ties of Empire and Britishness . . . Expertly applying material from the archives of both countries, Stuart Ward has written a fine book, as important to British readers as to Australians.” —Times Literary Supplement
“A stunning and challenging contribution to the core question of Australian historiography.” —Australian Book Review
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Book Description Melbourne University Publishin, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110522849997