Australia and the Great War

Identity, Memory and Mythology

Michael JK Walsh (editor), Andrekos Varnava (editor)
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Australia and the Great War

Subjects

History

Published

1 January 2016

ISBN

9780522869545

Weight

458g

Size

212mm x 143mm

Subjects

History

Imprint

MUP Academic

Australia and the Great War

Identity, Memory and Mythology

Michael JK Walsh (editor), Andrekos Varnava (editor)
The events of the Great War intensified the relationship between the British Empire and Australia—the legacy can still be felt today.

Australia and the Great War explores both the immediate and longterm consequences of the war on this complex relationship, looking in particular at identity, history, gender, propaganda, economics and nationalism.

This multidisciplinary collection of essays unveils the creation and subsequent [mis]use of histories and mythologies while considering the necessity and nature of both remembering, and forgetting, war.
The events of the Great War intensified the relationship between the British Empire and Australia—the legacy can still be felt today.

Australia and the Great War explores both the immediate and longterm consequences of the war on this complex relationship, looking in particular at identity, history, gender, propaganda, economics and nationalism.

This multidisciplinary collection of essays unveils the creation and subsequent [mis]use of histories and mythologies while considering the necessity and nature of both remembering, and forgetting, war.

Michael JK Walsh

Michael JK Walsh is Associate Professor of Art History and Associate Chair (Research) in the School of Art, Design and Media, at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research interests focus on the relationship between Modernism and the Great War, and this has resulted in several books, including This Cult of Violence (Yale University Press, 2002) and London, Modernism and 1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Michael’s current research continues to explore the relationship between culture…

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