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Author Loewenstein, Anthony

Title Left turn : political essays for the new left / edited by Antony Loewenstein & Jeff Sparrow
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  324.294 Leo/Ltp  AVAILABLE
Description 279 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Introduction : Zombie politics in an everyday apocalypse / Antony Loewenstein and Jeff Sparrow -- 1. The science cannot save us / Tad Tietze and Elizabeth Humphrys -- 2. What's the future for the Australian Greens / Lee Rhiannon -- 3. More time! More space! Liberating the working week and the lived environment / Guy Rundle -- 4. The toxicity of smugness / Christos Tsiolkas -- 5. Media war junkies unite / Antony Loewenstein -- 6. Avoiding an era of symbolism in indigenous affairs / Larissa Behrendt -- 7. ̀Now is the time that can be tomorrow' : realism, utopianism and occupy everywhere / Jeff Sparrow -- 8. The unbearable whiteness of being in Australia / Nazeem Hussain -- 9. Seduced by panic / Pamela Curr -- 10. Cooperation or combat? How can trade unions revive / Tom Bramble -- 11. Violence, non-violence and Aboriginal Australia / Chris Graham -- 12. Economic crises aren't accidents / Rick Kuhn -- 13. Smoke, mirrors and human rights progress in Australia / Emily Howie -- 14. BDS and the struggle for a free Palestine / Kim Bullimore -- 15. Recognising our full humanity : why Australia's intellectual left should actively support marriage equality / Rodney Croome -- 16. A voice for the voiceless : building progressive media politics / Wendy Bacon -- 17. Sexiness and sexism : neoliberalism and feminism / Jacinda Woodhead
Summary The 2008 financial crisis opened the door for a bold, progressive social movement. But despite widespread revulsion at economic inequity and political opportunism, after the crash very little has changed. Left Turn is aimed at the many Australians disillusioned with the political process. It includes passionate and challenging contributions by a diverse range of writers, thinkers and politicians
Analysis Australian
Economic conditions
Left (Politics)
Political conditions
Public opinion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Subject Political parties -- Australia -- Public opinion.
Politicians -- Australia.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Author Loewenstein, Antony.
Sparrow, Jeff, 1969-
ISBN 9780522861433 (paperback)
Other Titles Political essays for the new left