Dr Jon Piccini, The University of Queensland

Title: Myth and Myth Making in Australian History

Abstract:

Modern societies function through a variety of interconnected myths. Stories of who we are, where we’ve come from and where next, are necessitated by mass society. In this paper, I offer a rough sketch of my forthcoming chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics, which locates those Australian mythologies which have had the most salience throughout our past, and continue to shape political discourse today.

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