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What do we want! : The story of protest in Australia
What do we want! : The story of protest in Australia
Hamilton, Clive2016
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In What Do We Want! Clive Hamilton explores the colourful, enthralling and stirringforms of protest used in the big social movements that define modern Australia. Heincludes dedicated chapters on the peace movement, womens liberation, Indigenousrights, gay rights and the environmental movement, and examines how thesemovements have confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused epoch definingshifts in social attitudes.He describes protests with scores of thousands marching or sitting down in the streets ofcapital cities; colourful camps of a handful of protestors in Australias forests, singing atbulldozers and blocking paths; acts of bravery by individuals using technology todisrupt stock markets or coming out on television; as well as vigils, leafleting, streettheatre, occupations and myriad other creative forms of protest.Hamilton shows that progress occurs because a few individuals begin to demandchange.
Main title:
What do we want! : The story of protest in Australia / Clive Hamilton ; foreword by Germaine Greer.
Imprint:
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2016
Collation:
ix, 209 pages. : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 29cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-195) and index.
ISBN:
9780642278913
Dewey class:
341.9448
Language:
English
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