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The Australian People

The Australian People
An Encyclopedia of the Nation, its People and their Origins

2nd Edition

$243.95 (G)

  • Editor: James Jupp, Australian National University, Canberra
approximately 250 contributors
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  • Date Published: January 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521807890

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  • Documenting the dramatic history of Australian settlement, this monumental work describes the rich ethnic and cultural inheritance of the nation through the contributions of its people. It is one of the largest reference works of its kind, with approximately 250 contributors and almost one million words. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and- white, the book is both a comprehensive encyclopedia and a survey of the controversial debates about citizenship and multiculturalism now that Australia has attained the centenary of its federation. A first edition, which appeared in 1988, quickly became recognized as the standard reference and for many smaller ethnic groups, the only reliable resource. This new edition incorporates data from the 1996 Census, gives greater weight to immigrants from outside Europe, and provides some fascinating essays on "Building a Nation" in the final section. This unique reference will appeal to a general and an academic audience. It will be a lasting resource within Australia as well as internationally.

    • The only encyclopedia to detail the facts and figures of all the migrant groups in Australia
    • Over 400 illustrations
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    'The Australian People is a triumph which deserves to be on the shelves of every Australian educational, municipal or shire library.' ISFAR

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521807890
    • length: 1010 pages
    • dimensions: 326 x 233 x 42 mm
    • weight: 2.59kg
    • contains: 309 b/w illus. 100 colour illus. 48 maps 15 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures, maps and tables
    List of contributors
    Introduction
    Part I. The Peopling of Australia:
    1. The indigenous people
    2. The convict period
    3. Imperial settlement
    4. Immigration since the Second World War
    Part II. Indigenous Australians:
    5. Society and culture
    6. Politics and the law
    7. The indigenous and Australian society
    Part III. The Settlers:
    8. Ethnic entries, from A to Z
    Part IV. Building a Nation:
    9. Assimilation and integration
    10. The term 'Australian'
    11. Australian nationhood
    12. Citizenship in Australia
    13. Concept of 'the Australian'
    14. Cultural diversity
    15. Economics of immigration
    16. Human rights in Australia
    17. Public policy towards immigrants
    18. Language policy in Australia
    19. The legal status of immigrants and refugees
    20. The making of the Anglo-Australian
    21. The mass media, immigration and indigenous issues
    22. Multicultural arts
    23. Multiculturalism in Australia
    24. Multicultural literature
    25. The origins of multiculturalism
    26. National identity
    27. Productive diversity
    28. Public opinion on immigration
    29. Racial discrimination
    30. Refugees
    31. Political representation
    32. Reconciliation
    33. Republicanism
    34. Settlement policies since 1946
    35. Social provision
    Appendix 1. Overseas birthplaces of Australians (1996 census data)
    Appendix 2. Languages spoken by Australians at home (1996 census data)
    Appendix 3. Religious affiliations of Australian (1996 census data)
    Chronology
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editor

    James Jupp, Australian National University, Canberra

    Contributors

    approximately 250 contributors

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