Biography (Honolulu) : an interdiscliplinary quarterly
University of Hawaii Press, Journals Department
Place of publication
This article analyzes the autobiographical content in the First Speeches of three Australian parliaments (1950, 1976, and 1996). It argues that such autobiographical disclosure has significant political functions—in particular, representing credentials, and representing social and political affiliations. The essay argues that these functions highlight, and finesse, the paradoxical condition that parliamentarians find themselves in, of having to simultaneously represent themselves and their constituencies.
Field of Research
210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective
940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified