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Environment, race and nationhood in australia : revisiting the empty north.

Author/Creator:
Mcgregor, Russell.
Publication:
[Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
256 p ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Northern Territory -- Population -- Public opinion.
Population -- Public opinion.
Northern Territory.
Summary:
This new study offers a timely and compelling account of why past generations of Australians have seen the north of the country as an empty land, and how those perceptions of Australia's tropical regions impact current policy and shape the self-image of the nation. It considers the origins of these concerns - from fears of invasion and moral qualms about leaving resources lying idle, from apprehensions about white nationhood coming under international censure and misgivings about the natural attributes of the north - and elucidates Australians' changing appreciations of the natural environments of the north, their shifting attitudes toward race and their unsettled conceptions of Asia.
Contents:
Preface
Chapter 1: Anxieties Aroused
Chapter 2: Whiteness versus the Tropics
Chapter 3: Acquiring a White Elephant
Chapter 4: A Dog in the Manger
Chapter 5: Colouring the Empty Spaces
Chapter 6: Redeeming the Desolation
Chapter 7: Downgrading the North
Chapter 8: Vulnerabilities Laid Bare
Chapter 9: Modest Projections, Massive Projects
Chapter 10: The Divisive North
Chapter 11: Whither the White North?
Chapter 12: Emptiness Attenuated
Epilogue, or Are We There Yet?.
ISBN:
1349905739
9781349905737
OCLC:
934194990