After violence and the Anzac tradition

Phillip Tolliday

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Abstract

In a thoughtful discourse on the ethical dimensions of history and the construction of narrative memories and national identity, Phillip Tolliday explores the development of Anzac Day from its earliest years until the present in the context of social forces, such as the rise of nationalism and the glorification of militarisation. He illuminates how the re-construction of Anzac Day is not only untrue to history but also dangerously elides competing interpretations of Australia's Aboriginal history and the white supremacy of the early Australian leaders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAfter violence
Subtitle of host publicationReligion, trauma and reconciliation
EditorsAndrea Bieler, Christian Bingel, Hans-Martin Gutmann
Place of PublicationLeipzig, Germany
PublisherEvangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH
Chapter6
Pages120-137
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783374029198
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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