Bush Politics: Rural and Regional Political Identity

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Abstract

Projecting an attractive political persona is as important in rural and regional politics as any other political arena. In the final decade of the 20th century and into the 21st century a new style of political persona emerged in rural and regional Australia which captured the attention of voters and the media. This new political persona is populist and perpetuates identity politics. It uses populist and socio-political identity rhetorical devices to react against a range of political and policy agendas. This political persona which emerged was a product of the 'rural revolt' of the 1990s.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhere the crows fly backwards
Subtitle of host publicationNotions of rural identity
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Queensland
PublisherPost Pressed
Pages127-136
Number of pages10
Edition9
ISBN (Print)9781921214615
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Whitford, T. (2010). Bush Politics: Rural and Regional Political Identity. In Where the crows fly backwards: Notions of rural identity (9 ed., pp. 127-136). Post Pressed.