The White Australia policy continues to haunt Australia. Here, leading Australian scholars provide an informed debate on the essential issues of race, identity and nation that will determine our attitudes to immigration, multiculturalism and Australian-Asian engagement in the twenty-first century.
Contents: Introduction / Laksiri Jayasuriya, David Walker and Jan Gothard -- 1. Liberalism and exclusionism: a prehistory of the White Australia policy / Ann Curthoys -- 2. Race building and the disciplining of White Australia / David Walker -- 3. From White Australia to Fortress Australia: the anxious nation in the new century / Ien Ang -- 4. Australian religious culture from federation to the new pluralism / Hilary M. Carey -- 5. Legacies: the White Australia policy and foreign relations since 1973 / Sean Brawley -- 6. White Australia, national identity and population change / Gavin W. Jones -- 7. The politics of exclusion in an era of globalisation / Alastair Davidson -- 8. An unequal membership: the Constitution's score on citizenship / Kim Rubenstein -- 9. The road to Tampa / Robert Manne -- 10. Of continuities and discontinuities: reflections on a century of Australian immigration control / Andrew Markus -- 11. Fin de Siècle musings / Laksiri Jayasuriya.
Field of Research
210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)