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Author Mackay, Hugh, 1938-

Title Advance Australia ... where? : how we've changed, why we've changed, and what will happen next? / Hugh Mackay
Published Sydney : Hachette Livre Australia, 2007

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Description xi, 356 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Pt. 1. How are the renovations going, Australia -- 1. Project Australia : a work in progress -- 2. We haven't got everything right...yet -- Pt. 2. Kaleidoscope Nation -- 3. Ambiguity : the gender revolution -- 4. Uncertainty : the workplace revolution -- 5. Paradox : the IT revolution -- 6. Diversity : the identity revolution -- Pt. 3. Snapshots from the family album -- 7. The 'relationships' era : reinventing marriage and divorce -- 8. Formula One prams : wheeling out our smallest-ever generation -- 9. The mystery of the shrinking household -- Pt. 4. The dreamy period -- 10. Turning away from the Big Picture -- 11. The quest for the perfect bathroom tile -- 12. Yearning for magic simplicities -- 13. The inward journey -- 14. A dream of 'the community' -- 15. Is the dreamy period coming to an end -- Pt. 5. We need to talk about ... 16. Global warming : are we serious about renewable energy? -- 17. Politics: can we improve the system? -- 18. The Monarchy : aren't we over it yet? -- 19. Public education : do we really believe in it? -- 20. Poverty : a fact of life, or a problem to be solved? -- 21. Arts funding : Are we missing a golden opportunity? -- One small step : what can an individual do?
Summary While many Australians complain about feeling powerless and isolated, Mackay sees some encouraging signs that we are learning how to absorb the impact of the revolutionary changes that have reshaped us
Analysis Sociology (Australia)
Cultural studies
Social history
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Manners and customs.
Nationalism.
Political science.
Public opinion.
Social history.
Families.
Economic history.
Social justice -- Australia.
Self-determination, National -- Australia.
Public opinion -- Australia.
Families -- Australia.
Nationalism -- Australia.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 2001-
Australia.
Australia -- History -- 21st century.
Australia -- History -- 2001-
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 2001-
Australia -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Australia -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Australia -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Author Mackay, Hugh.
LC no. 2007532663
ISBN 9780733622199 paperback
Other Titles Advance Australia where?
Advance Australia ... where?