Australia, the Recreational Society by David Mosler

By David Mosler

From its very inception Australia has been a by-product society: First as a part of the British Empire after which, quickly after global battle II, what Mosler considers the yankee Empire and the recent end-of-century Americanized worldwide tradition. This has intended that Australia has struggled to achieve its personal id. Mosler explores that fight for nationwide independence, a fight that looks doomed to failure.

According to Mosler, the explanations for this failure lie in Australia's propensity to stay a leisure tradition; a tradition extra attuned to excitement and dependence than regimented labor and the concomitant collective trend of nationwide assertiveness. The Australian economic climate, protection preparations, tradition, and psychology were ruled via different international locations and transnational forces. The customers for the country sooner or later seem to be slightly grim except this historic development of dependence and absence of recognize, certainly nearly contempt, for nationwide associations is reversed. A provocative research that may be of curiosity to students, scholars, researchers, and somebody attracted to Australian historical past and modern lifestyles and culture.

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